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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

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


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 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


  • 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, chiles, broth, chili sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 354 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1187mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.
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  • Tanya
    Sep 23, 2020

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  • aug2295
    May 15, 2020

    This was really good. Love the flavor from the chilies. We like more heat so we topped with jalapenos.

  • Lisa
    Mar 24, 2019

    This was so easy and tasty! I haven’t made sloppy joes in years, but this will now be one of my go-to dinner recipes.

  • Regan4011
    Mar 7, 2019

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  • fhquilting
    Mar 6, 2019

    Excellent! I made this for a church lunch and they loved every bite! I added a chopped red bell pepper and 1 Tbsp each of Worcestershire and vinegar. Made it early in the day so that flavors could develop and meld.

  • ljw0672
    Feb 15, 2019

    This is a great recipe. I have made this, doubled the recipe and added 1 pound of ground pork. I then cooked 2 cups of raw rice and added it to the meat mixture in a 9 X 13 pan. Then covered with Shredded cheese and baked 45 min at 350. Makes a very tasty casserole.

  • BobbieMiles
    Feb 5, 2019

    Very tasty ! I added 1 chopped Jalapeño pepper and I did not have chili sauce so I used salsa instead, otherwise I followed the recipe. I will be making this to my meal rotation.

  • Sclawson1975
    Mar 18, 2018

    These are my FAVORITE! I made them just as directed. I will mak these again and again! So much wonderful flavor.

  • Jenny TePoel
    Feb 25, 2018

    Very good! I doubled except only 1 can chilies, 1 1/2 c ketchup, no red pepper flakes, and I threw in a couple tablespoons of my taco seasoning. I will be making these again.

  • jbug827
    Jun 2, 2016

    These were very good, however I didn't really pick up a big "tex-mex" flavor.