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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Perfect for quick dinner, these Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes are ready in 30 minutes or less! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sloppy joe recipe, tex mex recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 238kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium white or yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 8 oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried coriander
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup mild salsa or tomato sauce, if preferred
  • hamburger buns

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, coriander, oregano, and salsa. Whisk or stir to mix well, then set aside.

COOK ONION AND PEPPERS

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over MED heat and add the onion, green pepper and jalapeño. Cook until onion is soft and translucent.

COOK BEEF

  • Add beef to the skillet and cook until beef is browned and cooked through, crumbling the beef as it cooks. Drain beef and return to the skillet.
  • Add garlic and cook about 30 seconds. Stir in drained corn.

ADD SAUCE AND SIMMER

  • Stir in combined sauce and heat to a high simmer. Reduce heat to MED LOW and simmer for about 1-15 minutes, until sauce has thickened to your liking. 

SERVE

  • Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 796IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg