Jose's Sloppy Tacos

"A delightful twist for you sloppy-joe lovers. Leave the brand name mix at the store and have some fun with a real homemade treat."
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  • In a large hot skillet, add cooking oil and brown off ground beef.
  • Using a slotted spoon, put cooked beef onto paper towels to drain.
  • In the same skillet, combine chopped green pepper, onions, and jalapeno, and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • When onions are translucent, add cooked beef back into the pan.
  • Add water and stir.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and red chili flakes to the beef mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 10 minutes. Add more water if mixture gets dry.
  • Place the bottom half of 4 burger buns on a baking sheet.
  • Spoon meat mixture evenly between burger buns and top each bun with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Place baking sheet under broiler until cheese has melted and starts to brown.
  • Remove and serve hot.
  • Make a quick salsa side dish by combining chopped tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber, green onion, kernel corn, olive oil, lemon juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.

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  1. SoDakCook
    We really enjoyed this recipe. I was looking for something quick and really didn't feel like the usual sloppy joes. I only used 1T of cumin due to personal preference and also added about a tablespoon of tomato paste after all the ingredients were mixed and simmering. It seemed to help thicken the mixture and even out the bite of the spices a little bit. I also did not use the oil when browning the ground beef. Glad we tried it!
  2. tornadoes three
    Good recipe. This is one that kids will enjoy as well. I would suggest leaving out the jalapeno if you have really young kids, ohter than that my family really enjoyed this recipe. Thanks again Mr. Sauce!


Born in the 1950's in Manchester, England and immigrated to Canada while still young and impressionable. Raised by blue blood british parents who, with staunch british authority, brought me up often kicking and screaming on traditional English fare. From this came my passion for true and authentic British dishes and condiments. As these items were not to be found on Canadian menus or in stores, my only recourse was to recreate them myself. I've been successfully cloning the Brand Name guys for over 30 years to the delight of friends and strangers alike. My hope is you will enjoy them too.
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