Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions, corn, black beans and salsa topped with cheddar cheese will replace your next Taco Tuesday!

We’re mixing Mexican food with Ultimate Sloppy Joes and the results are so delicious. Similar to my classic Spanish Rice and Cheesy Taco Pasta we pump up the flavors with prepared salsa.

Tex Mex Sloppy Joes
Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

And it’s goooood. It’s like your favorite taco flavors but saucier. Plus the added veggies which are browned along side a generous topping of cheddar cheese. I won’t lie, this was our dinner three times the week we tested it because I wanted to eat it for every meal.

It’s also great for lunch by the way. Warmed up slightly and spooned over lettuce, tomatoes and cubed cheddar. Then top with a dressing made of sour cream and salsa.

Or make a burrito bowl easy by topping this over rice… or nachos by topping chips with the mixture and nacho cheese sauce. There’s no wrong way to eat this recipe!

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

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We love serving sloppy joes with Spanish Rice (Mexican Rice)Chipotle Corn Salsa, and Restaurant Style Salsa.


  • Rinse the black beans and corn well to reduce the amount of sodium.
  • If you add taco seasoning from a packet you will need more than one.
  • Make sure your ingredients are ready ahead of time, don’t let the pan scorch.
  • Stop cooking when its just slightly too wet still, the tomato sauce as it thickens too much can become bitter and burned.
  • If you want to meal prep just leave the sauce extra saucy before shutting off the heat. You may need a bit of water when reheating.
  • You can add in chunks of cheddar cheese like in this Bacon, Beer and Cheese Sloppy Joes or just stick to the shredded variety. Either way don’t mix it in too much.

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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

5 from 7 votes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Dinner, Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions, corn, black beans and salsa topped with cheddar cheese will replace your next Taco Tuesday!


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 brioche buns toasted


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. In a large skillet add the beef and onions, cooking well, breaking it apart but leaving some chunks for 5-6 minutes, then remove from the pan.

  2. Add in the canola oil, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, corn and black beans and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring often until the bell peppers are softened.

  3. Add in the cumin, beef broth, tomato sauce, salsa, taco seasoning and ketchup, cooking until the sauce starts to evaporate and the mixture becomes "sloppy" (about 5-6 minutes).

  4. Spoon over the mixture and top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Amount per serving: 642 calories, Calories: 642g, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 1410mg, Potassium: 964mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 1165g, Vitamin C: 28.1g, Calcium: 240g, Iron: 6.2g

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  1. Gonna make this regardless, but could I make it in the crockpot (after browning the beef)?
    If so, for how long would it take?

    Thanks, Jan

  2. I liked this idea. Made it without the beans and corn. Cut the catsup as well as cheese. Used poblano pepper instead of sweet green pepper. Needed no canola oil, either. Came out delicious on a toasted sesame bun. Also needed to cook down as was quite watery at the beginning. Worth the effort!

  3. I made the Tex mex sloppy joe today. It smells tremendous but I had to cook it down due to the soup-yness of the mixture. I’ll probably back the beef broth down to 1 or 1/2 cup next time.

  4. My kids LOVE the tex-mex twist on these incredibly addictive sloppy joes! I love how easy this recipe is and how great it comes together for a hearty easy dinner!

  5. What!? I am ALLLLL about this recipe. These sound so delish – I’m literally craving them at 7am! Lol. Thanks for sharing!!

    xo Michael