Friday, February 26, 2016

Sloppy Jose (Mexican Style Sloppy Joes)

A Sloppy Jose is a Sloppy Joe with a Mexican flavored twist.  If you love tacos with all the fixings, then you will love these Sloppy Jose sandwiches.

My kids love Sloppy Joe Sandwiches.  I am always trying to reinvent them to keep things fun and exciting for dinner.  I decided to introduce Sloppy Joe's cousin from across the border and make Sloppy Jose.  The Sloppy Jose was a fun Mexican twist for my kids.

I basically made a saucy taco filling and topped it off with lots of shredded cheese, sliced avocados, sour cream and onions.   I decided that since they are Sloppy Joes, I would nix the taco shells and tortillas and opt for a hearty hot dog style bun instead.  You can also put them in a hoagie roll or kaiser roll.  

So if you are trying to give your standard Sloppy Joe a new look and taste, think south of the border and try Sloppy Jose. Ole!

Sloppy Jose (Mexican Style Sloppy Joes)
Recipe by Ramona Kitchen Simmer

2lb Lean ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey)
salt and black pepper to taste
1 medium finely onion diced
1 jalapeno pepper finely diced
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbs taco seasoning
3 Tbs chili (for chili con carne) powder
2 tsp ground cumin
red chili flakes to taste
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1/3 cup water
Juice of half a lime

shredded cheese (Mexican blend or cheddar)
sour cream
Sliced avocado
Shredded lettuce
diced red onion
Lime wedges 
Sliced scallions


Brown beef well.  Then add onion and jalapeno and saute for another few minutes.  Next add ground spices (cumin, chili powder, taco seasoning, garlic, chili flakes, salt and black pepper).  Saute for a minute.  

Then add the tomato sauce, salsa and water.  Cook on medium low for 10-15 minutes.  Taste for salt and seasoning.  Finally add the lime juice for a fresh finish. Serve in a bun with the condiments and garnishes of your choice. 

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  1. This looks delicious! I love this twist on sloppy joes!

  2. Sloppy Joes. . .ahh. . .you know I haven't had one of these since I was a child. . .but boy did I love them back then. Your post is reminding me that perhaps it is time to revive those memories and indulge in a sloppy joe or two. I love your Mexican twist. Brilliant!

  3. Sloppy joes were always a favorite growing up - love the changes you made with yours!

  4. HAHA Sloppy Jose! That's the greatest thing ever! My husband isn't a huge fan of the traditional sloppy joe (GASP) but I bet he would go for one of these sloppy jose's for sure! Thanks for the idea and the laugh!

  5. Oh I am so doing this for my kids on our next taco night -- to mix things up. They'll love it! As will I! Brilliant.

  6. I loooove Sloppy Joes, but haven't had them in so long! What a great idea to add some pizzaz to a classic! Love it!

  7. Love this new spin! I also love the idea of using a hot dog bun! Yum!

  8. This is the combination of Gabbi's favorite meals. I will make these for her when she comes over again.

  9. I know I'd like these even more than the traditional version! What a terrific idea!

  10. I have never tried sloppy joes before, but you are making me want to make some tonight! This looks delicious!

  11. lovely combination Ramona this looks wonderful

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