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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes Recipe

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 354 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1,187 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

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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."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"Made this for a 'handful of men' at a men's meeting & was sorry to learn they didn't like it. The other reviews were so favorable."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Loved this new way to make sloppy joes. I made a few changes. I used 3/4 cup ketchup instead of a full cup and extra lean ground beef. I imagine turkey would be good too. Delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"Made these tonight for my husband and served them on home-made hamburger buns. It was so simple and tasty and a big hit. We think this is a big improvement on regular Sloppy Joes."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"Boy are these good! Easy to put together and smells delicious while cooking. Due to picky eaters in the family not liking ?chunks? of stuff, I substituted garlic and onion powders for the garlic and onions. I also left out the green chilies. My husband said these are better than regular sloppy joes. I will be making these again."

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