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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes are a fun twist on a classic recipe. Absolutely loaded with Tex Mex flavor. Great for a weeknight dinner.

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joe on a bun.

Easy Family Meal

Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite family meals. There is so much to love about them. I don’t think there’s any better way to turn a pound of ground beef into a meal that will feed the whole family. They can be made in under 30 minutes or even made in advance and reheated. Scroll down for more Sloppy Joe Recipes.

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes mixture in a skillet.

Tex-Mex Flavor

I’ve made lots of variations of sloppy joes. A good sloppy joe has a mix of sweet, salty, and tangy. This one has all that an more. There’s lots of Tex-Mex flavor. Jalapenos and chipotle peppers for a little heat, plus chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, oregano, and salsa. I also like to add a little canned corn, but it can be left out.

Tex Mex Sloppy Joes on a plate.

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes Recipe Tip

I like to use lean ground beef, but you can use any fat percent. Just drain off the grease if there is a lot of it.

How To Serve

I like to serve this sloppy joe mixture on toasted hamburger buns. Chips and queso or frozen fries cooked in the oven or air fryer make a great side.


The sloppy joe mixture can be made a day or two in advance and refrigerated. You can reheat it in the microwave. Leftovers will keep for 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes are a fun twist on a classic recipe. Loaded with tex-mex flavor.
PREP: 8 minutes
COOK: 12 minutes


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup canned corn, drained
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add ground beef. Cook until ground beef is browned, crumbling it as it cooks.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 518mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: ground beef

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1 thought on “Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes”

  1. We thought this was delicious and loved how spicy it was. Definitely will be making this one again!

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