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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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns.


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