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Taco Sloppy Joes Recipe

Introducing Taco Sloppy Joes. A delicious fusion of two beloved dishes that will take your taste buds on an exciting adventure. Are you a fan of the nostalgic, messy delight known as sloppy joes? Prepare to embark on a flavor-packed journey that combines the comforting essence of sloppy joes with the fiery zest of tacos.

This recipe is a blend of tantalizing blend of Mexican-inspired spices, hearty ground beef, and a medley of vibrant toppings. Get ready to elevate your sloppy joe game to a whole new level, with our favorite toppings and your sloppy tacos. It really is the best of both worlds. Quite a delicious combination.

Taco Sloppy Joes: A Fiery Twist on a Classic Favorite

Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering, looking for a family-friendly meal, or simply seeking to add another recipe to your weeknight dinners.

Taco Sloppy Joes Recipe

Taco Sloppy Joes are a surefire way to satisfy your cravings for bold flavors and comforting textures. Brace yourself for a dish that combines the ease and simplicity of classic sloppy joes with the vibrant flair of your favorite tacos.

One Pan Meal

This easy dinner recipe is made using just one pan for easy clean up. Add the ground beef, bell peppers, onions, Manwich sloppy joe sauce, and seasonings. Cook until done and serve on hamburger buns. Less than 30 minutes and you have a delicious dinner on the table that the whole family is sure to love.

Pro Tip. Use a paper towel to remove the excess grease from the hamburger before adding the other ingredients and seasonings.

Amp up your Tuesdays with this easy recipe.

Taco Sloppy Joes A Fiery Twist on a Classic Favorite

Ideas for Recipe Substitutions for Taco Sloppy Joes Sandwiches

Substitute the meat mixture for ground chicken, or ground turkey rather than the ground beef.

If you want a kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes, chili powder, or a sliced jalapeño.

Use whatever onion you enjoy, red onion, yellow onion, Sweet Vidalia onion, or green onions all work.

If you love garlic, add a few cloves.

Want to make cheesy taco sloppy joes? Add 8 ounces of shredded cheese. You can use a Mexican Blend cheese, mozzarella, or cheddar cheese. After the beef, bell pepper, and onion are cooked, and you have added the sauce, turn off the heat and stir in the cheese.

Use This in place of your regular taco meat and serve on taco shells.

Swap out the bun for pasta.

Use as a dip for corn chips or tortilla chips.

Add this sloppy joe mixture to a taco salad.

Black beans and corn can be added for more delicious flavors. Especially if you plan on using this as a dip.

Amp up your favorite taco toppings, with diced fresh cilantro or fresh parsley, sour cream, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, Pico da gallo, or your favorite salsa.

One Pan Meal for Taco Tuesdays

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

This freezes well. I like to freeze in ½ cup portions in airtight containers. That way it is easy to remove and heat just enough for a few sandwiches at a time.

Freezing sloppy joe mix is a convenient way to prepare it in advance or store leftovers for future use.

How much hamburger for sloppy joes for 30?

To make sloppy joes for a group of 30 people, you will need a significant amount of hamburger meat. A general rule of thumb is to estimate about 1/4 to 1/3 pound (4 to 5 ounces) of ground beef per person when making sloppy joes.

Using this guideline, for 30 people, you would need approximately 7.5 to 10 pounds of hamburger meat. Keep in mind that this estimate may vary depending on the appetites of your guests and whether you plan to serve other dishes alongside the sloppy joes.

It’s always a good idea to have a little extra, so you may want to consider rounding up the amount to 8 to 10 pounds to ensure you have enough meat to satisfy everyone. Adjust the amount based on your specific preferences and the size of the portions you intend to serve.

If you are planning a taco party, you can also calculate how much to make for that. How Much Hamburger Meat Per Person for Tacos

Easy Loose Meat Sandwich

Can you freeze sloppy joe mix?

Yes, allow the mixture to cool completely before freezing. Transfer the cooled sloppy joe mix into airtight containers or freezer bags. Ensure that the containers are suitable for freezing and can seal tightly to prevent freezer burn and maintain the quality of the mix.

Leave some headspace in the containers or bags as the mixture may expand slightly during freezing.

Label the containers or bags with the date and contents for easy identification later on.

Place the containers or bags in the freezer and make sure they are stored in a flat position to save space.

When you’re ready to use the sloppy joe mix, simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.

Once thawed, reheat the mix on the stovetop or in the microwave until it reaches the desired serving temperature.

Stir the mix well before serving to ensure even distribution of flavors.

It’s worth noting that freezing may slightly change the texture of the mix, particularly the vegetables. However, the overall taste and quality should remain intact. It’s recommended to consume the frozen sloppy joe mix within 2-3 months for the best flavor and quality.

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Taco Sloppy Joes Recipe

Introducing Taco Sloppy Joes. A delicious fusion of two beloved dishes that will take your taste buds on an exciting adventure. Are you a fan of the nostalgic, messy delight known as sloppy joes? Prepare to embark on a flavor-packed journey that combines the comforting essence of sloppy joes with the fiery zest of tacos.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, Gameday food, sandwich recipe, summer recipe
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 348kcal

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  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Medium Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 1 Ounce Taco Seasoning 1 packet
  • 15.5 Ounces Manwich 1 can
  • 1 Medium Tomato Diced Optional
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream Optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet add the ground beef. Cook on medium-high heat breaking up into small pieces until thoroughly cooked through.
  • Add the diced bell pepper and onion. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the onions and bell peppers are softened.
  • Add the taco seasoning, Manwich sauce, salt and black pepper to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Serve on a bun or as a dip for corn chips topped with the diced tomato and a few dollops of sour cream.

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Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1254IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg


You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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