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Taco Sloppy Joes Recipe

We love sloppy joes in this house! I have pictures of both girls, very young, eating them… and I don’t mean picking them apart, but actually picking the whole thing up and chowing down. Who doesn’t love messy faces?

Start by browning up your ground meat of choice, we use extra lean beef. While waiting you can make your own taco seasoning. You can also you use a package of taco seasoning for this recipe.

Taco Seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional, this is going to make it quite spicy!)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin¸
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Mix these together.

Once you have browned and drained the fat of off your ground meat of choice add the sloppy joe ingredients.

  • 1 can tomato paste
  • taco seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Mix well with the meat and bring to a boil.

Once it has boiled reduce heat and simmer until all the liquid is gone. It takes a while, this isn’t a quick make kind of thing. It can take any where from 30-45 minutes, but it is worth it.

Pile on a bun with your favourite toppings and enjoy.

Tracy Awalt Juliano

Monday 20th of August 2012

Well looky here, I think I just found tonight's dinner... This looks and sounds really yummy. Triple bonus points for being so user friendly. Perfect for these first few nights of getting back into the swing of things, where school is concerned. Quick and easy are two of my most favorite words.

Jill M

Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

Tacos. Delicious. Sloppy Joes. Delicious. Putting them together = great idea.

Zachary Kl.

Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Oh wow...that looks delicious. I never thought of combining tacos with Sloppy Joes. What a great idea!

Miranda W

Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Cool now I know how to make my own taco seasoning instead of using a package

Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

Monday 7th of May 2012

Yum, yum, yum! I usually don't make them though because, well, they're sloppy LOL! My kids would get it everywhere.