Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a SouthWest twist to the traditional Sloppy Joe recipe we all love. I found this in Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in a large skillet over medium heat;drain.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer 5-10 minutes.
  4. Spoon mixture onto buns and top with cheese and lettuce.


Most Helpful

I tried it and it is GREAT! It's like having sloppy joe's with a kick. I'll never go back to plain old SJ's again. They will just taste to blah! Thanx for sharing!!

ITRIEDIT March 29, 2004

I haven't had Sloppy Joe's in years, and these really hit the spot - a great variation on the classic recipe. I felt that these would have worked better with crushed tomatoes though - I simmered them for a bit longer (at least 15 minutes) so that the tomatoes would cook in. Thanks Geema!

Stephanie Z. June 27, 2007

My DD calls these "tacos on a bun" - they were very tasty & a quick and easy meal. I used ground turkey with great success. Next time I will use canned crushed tomatoes or smaller diced? We didn't like the tomato chunks in the meat so much. Thanks for the post. ZWT 3

MA HIKER June 26, 2007

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