Taco Sloppy Joes Recipe - Lauren's Latest (2024)

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Get all the flavors of a taco with all the great toppings in a messy sloppy joe dinner with this Taco Sloppy Joes recipe. My kids gobbled these up so fast! Pair with Mexican Street Corn and/or Cowboy Caviar!

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Taco Sloppy Joes | The Best of Two Worlds

My kids ate Taco Sloppy Joes, mostly because there were bread and cheese involved {that is a dominant trait they inherited from me, lucky ducks} but they loved piling on the lettuce, guacamole, and meat and gobbling it up. I was shocked because they really LOVE my regular sloppy joes, but they loved these too. So, this is me winning at motherhood right here with another messy yet satisfying recipe. Make it and be amazed.

Main Ingredients Needed

Here is everything you’ll need to start on these messy but oh so tasty Taco Sloppy Joes!

  • Olive Oil –this is used for sauteing and cooking.
  • Onions + Garlic –two basic but flavorful ingredients that make a great base for any meal.
  • Ground Turkey –I used 99% fat-free. Feel free to use ground beef if you’d like.
  • Tomato Sauce –this is just regular ol’ tomato sauce you’d find in the canned section at the grocery store.
  • Water –this is to loosen up the sauce and help things meld together.
  • Mild Diced Green Chiles –if you like things spicy consider getting the hotter version.
  • Taco Seasoning –buy some or make it homemade.
  • Cumin –just a little extra for flavor.
  • Salt + Pepper –season to taste.
  • Hamburger Buns –we like to toast our buns to give them some texture.

Toppings

Consider preparing these toppings for your taco sloppy joes!

  • grated cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • onions
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole
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How to Make Taco Sloppy Joes

This is a one-pot recipe that starts in a skillet and ends between two toasted hamburger buns! For the full Taco Sloppy Joe recipe see the recipe card down below.

1. Brown the Meat

Heat olive oil in a large skillet and sauté onions until they start to soften. Add in garlic and turkey. Break apart turkey as it browns.

2. Make the Sauce

Once the turkey is cooked through, stir in tomato sauce, water, green chiles, taco seasoning, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook half-covered for several minutes. Stir in beans and cook until heated through.

3. Serve with Buns

Spoon mixture onto warm hamburger buns and top with any desired toppings. Serve immediately.

Storing Taco Sloppy Joes

Any Taco Sloppy Joe leftovers can be stored in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 5 days!

This recipe is great for meal prepping for the rest of the week.

Freezing

The beauty of this recipe is that you could even store the leftovers in thefreezer for up to 4 months!

Cool completely, then transfer sloppy joe mixture into an airtight container. To use, thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

More Sloppy Joe Recipes to Love!

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  • Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

PS–> I cannot be held responsible for any messes Taco Sloppy Joes will inevitably make. Thank you and goodbye.

Have a great day! Printable recipe below 🙂

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Taco Sloppy Joes

Get all the flavors of a taco with all the great toppings in a messy sloppy joe dinner with this Taco Sloppy Joes recipe. My kids gobbled these up so fast! Delicious!

servings 6 sloppy joes

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 25 minutes mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 large clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey I used 99% fat free
  • 15 oz tomato sauce (1 can) just the plain stuff
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small can mild diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup mild taco seasoning which is 1 packet
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 6 soft hamburger buns

any desired toppings:

  • grated cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • guacamole
  • onions
  • sour cream
  • salsa etc.

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Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion for 3-4 minutes or until they start to soften. Add in garlic and turkey. Break apart turkey as it browns.

  • Once the turkey is cooked through, stir in tomato sauce, water, green chiles, taco seasoning, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer. Cook half covered for 10 minutes.

  • Stir in beans and cook another 2-3 minutes until heated through. Spoon mixture onto warm hamburger buns and top with any desired toppings. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1497mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1274IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 5mg

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: sloppy joe tacos, Taco Sloppy Joes, taco sloppy joes recipe

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