Mexican Sloppy Joes

Friday, May 15, 2020
An easy to make weeknight favorite that's kid friendly. Mexican Sloppy Joes will quickly become a favorite.

A hamburger bun on a white plate topped with Mexican Sloppy Joe filling, pico de gallo, and avocado.

 I have a little soft spot for Sloppy Joes. Alright, you caught me and Mexican food too!

These are amazing with taco seasoned ground beef mixed with black beans topped on a toasted bun with my famous Pico De Gallo and avocado.

Need I say more?

I really couldn't decide whether to call these Mexican Sloppy Joes or Tex/Mex Sloppy Joes so I just went with the first.

These are quick, cheap, easy and well sloppy.

I love quick dinner ideas the kids devour and are healthy too.

Here's how to make the Mexican Sloppy Joes recipe:
Cooked ground beef in a cast iron skillet with a stainless steel spatula in the center.

To a heavy duty frying pan with a lid add:
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 whole Diced Large Onion
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Cook over medium-high heat until meat is brown.

Cook ground beef, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, black beans, oatmeal and water in a cast iron skillet.

Stir in:
  • 14.5 ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 15 ounces Drained Canned Black Beans 
  • 2 tablespoons Quick Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Water 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until mixture has thickened.

A big stainless steel bowl of Pico De Gallo with a tortilla chip held close to the camera loaded with pico de gallo.

Mean while make some Pico De Gallo and enjoy a few bites while the mixture finishes cooking. (This is even better when made ahead of time.)

Mexican Sloppy Joes on half a hamburger bun being topped with pico de gallo with a silver spoon.

Top toasted Hamburger Buns with hamburger/black bean mixture and top with Pico De Gallo, cheese and sliced avocado. Even a little sour cream or greek yogurt would be amazing.

Enjoy and don't worry about the mess, that's the fun of Sloppy Joes! 

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Yield: 5

Mexican Sloppy Joes

Mexican Sloppy Joes

Mexican Sloppy Joes are a favorite quick weeknight dinner done in under 30 minutes the whole family will love from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 30 M


Mexican Sloppy Joe Filling
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt Or To Taste
  • 14.5 ounce Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 15 ounce Canned Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 tablespoons Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
For Serving
  • 5 whole Hamburger Buns, Toasted
  • 1 recipe Pico De Gallo
  • Avocado
  • Cheese


Mexican Sloppy Joe Filling
  1. Add olive oil, hamburger, onion, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt and garlic powder to a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until hamburger is brown.
  2. Add tomatoes, black beans, tomato paste, quick oats, water and worcestershire sauce.
  3. Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to low.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes until mixture has thickened.
For Serving
  1. Top toasted buns with hamburger/black bean mixture, pico de gallo and desired condiments.
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Mexican Sloppy Joes recipe is an easy to make dinner recipe in under 30 minutes from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Mexican Sloppy Joes are an easy to make dinner recipe in under 30 minutes from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


  1. This great! I am going to showcase this on my Facebook page you are welcome anytime to post your photo and post links on it!

  2. Neat recipe Serena, now we don't have to be dependent on on always buying those little cans of sauce. I like being able to make things like this from scratch.

  3. this sounds good ... wondering if a person could just mix the pico de gallo in with ground beef and make chilli that way ??


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