Open Face Mexican Sloppy Joes over Cornbread

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Another comfort food. Open face sloppy Joes on corn bread (with a few additions). It has a bit of a Mexican flare but still very mild. I also love to serve this with Mexican coleslaw, but the sloppy Joe's are great on their own. I even make this with ground turkey which has less fat, but that it is up to you. I like to serve over a spicy cornbread and top with some monterey jack cheese. It makes a great Saturday or Sunday dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Vegetables -- In a large saute pan, add the oil and bring to medium heat. Saute the celery, garlic, onion and green pepper until lightly sauteed.
  2. The turkey -- once the vegetables are soft, add the turkey inches Saute until golden brown and vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes, sauce, and paste, seasoning, Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste. And just let simmer 30-40 minutes.
  4. Cornbread -- Mix the cornbread mix, the milk and eggs according to the box directions. Add the green chilies (lightly drained, I keep a little juice), seasoning and cheese. Bake according to directions. I like to use a 13x9" pan.
  5. Cut the cornbread into squares and then serve Sloppy Joe sauce over the top. Garnish with grated cheese and scallions.
  6. I love to serve with this with coleslaw or black beans or a simple green salad.
Most Helpful

This is a very nice change from regular sloppy joes. We enjoyed them open faced on the cornbread; that is a nice variation also. I will be making these again!!!

MicheleE April 14, 2012

I made half a recipe using beef to serve over grilled jalapeno corn flat bread. Loved all the spices and will make again soon.

adopt a greyhound June 10, 2011

Was very good. I could tell it was going to be too mild for me so I added one diced jalapeno to the veggies. I also used some cayenne powder. I also added some cilantro I needed to use. I know it sounds like I am rewriting the recipe but it would be great as written!! I just tweak things to my liking. The cornbread was really good and would be a great recipe on its own. Thanks for posting!!

Love to Eat!! December 16, 2009