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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Sloppy Joes are a favorite of adults and kids. I deviated from the traditional recipe by adding a little Southwestern spiciness. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 354 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1187 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes longer. Stir in the ketchup, chilies, broth, chili sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, spread cut sides of buns with butter. Place on baking sheets, buttered side up. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Serve beef mixture in buns. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes in Taste of Home February/March 2013

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"Delicious! I added a little brown sugar to it, but didn't change anything else. I'll make this again, definitely."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2015

"I thought this recipe was very good. I added cilantro, used pork instead of beef, and cut down on the ketchup, but that was all just based on what we had--worked out great."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"This is the best sloppy joe recipe I have ever had! We love spicy in our family and this has just the right amount! Even my 8 year old son loved them and he usually doesn't eat sloppy joes!"

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"This will be our "go to" sloppy joe recipe. Hubby an I love the spiciness of this. Hubby said this will be his carry-in contribution for his companies annual Christmas party. Thanks for sharing the recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"These are by far the best sloppy joes I have ever had and my new favorite recipe. For my personal tastes I use dry minced onion and leave out the green chilies but for a crowd I do it as written."

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