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sloppy josés (mexican sloppy joes) - mw

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Hope Wasylenki
Gahanna, OH

Came up with this on the fly - had buns and ground beef - wanted something different. I guess you could use wheat tortillas to make tacos or such - just you may want to make sure it isn't very sloppy-ish for those. This is just a base - it can be adapted in several ways.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 sandwiches
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sloppy josés (mexican sloppy joes) - mw

  • 1 lb
    ground beef (85/15 ratio) or ground chicken/turkey
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes with green chiles (14.5 oz)
  • 1 pkg
    uncle ben's ready whole grain medley - santa fe
  • 1 can
    red enchilada sauce (small can)
  • 1 or 1 1/2 c
    shredded mexican blend cheese
  • 8
    whole wheat burger buns

How To Make sloppy josés (mexican sloppy joes) - mw

  • 1
    Crumble ground beef into a 10-12" skillet. Cook and stir over medium-high until no longer pink, breaking up meat as you stir.
  • 2
    Sprinkle in taco seasoning, add the cumin, cayenne and tomatoes and stir everything together.
  • 3
    Add in the Uncle Ben's and the enchilada sauce. Heat until bubbly.
  • 4
    Spoon about 1/3 - 1/2 cup onto bottom bun and sprinkle with cheese. Cover with bun tops. Serve along with tortilla chips and black beans.
  • 5
    I added some dried diced onions to the mix, but you could use 1/2 of a small onion, diced. I added the Uncle Ben's so I wouldn't use as much beef and it adds a whole grain healthiness to the mix. Very tasty.