Fresh cilantro, pickled jalapenos, and sliced avocado give Sloppy Joes a Southwestern accent.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For the Kids (Serves 2): In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook beef, breaking apart pieces with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes.

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  • Add pureed tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, Worcestershire, and 1 1/2 cups water. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes. Reserve half the beef mixture for the adults. Divide remaining beef evenly among the mini buns (2 per serving).

  • For the Adults (Serves 2): Stir cilantro and jalapenos into the reserved beef mixture. Dividing evenly, spoon over bottom halves of rolls; top with avocado slices.

Cook's Notes

Children will handle mini buns easily; cut them out from regular buns with a round biscuit or cookie cutter. Save the scraps from the cut buns to make homemade croutons or breadcrumbs.

Reviews (11)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2011
One of our favorite recipes - great with the beef although I use less beef and add diced zucchini at the end of cooking time. LOVE IT!
Rating: Unrated
08/28/2008
Its me again with a new review. The leftovers of the turkey sloppy joe's made great sauce over pasta. I used a fresh jalapeno which just needed the night to rest to make the sauce spicy and really tasty. Sorry Martha for the hasty review of earlier.
Rating: Unrated
08/28/2008
I tried this last night using Turkey adding the cilantro and jalapenos and it was the most bland boring thing I have ever tasted.
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Rating: Unrated
08/28/2008
That's funny! Beef for turkey? I wonder where the recipe was copied from.
Rating: Unrated
08/28/2008
I don't see any trukey in the recipe. I do see a cucmber in the picture- also not in recipe. Is this a test?
Rating: Unrated
08/27/2008
Did I miss something - it says turkey sloppy joes - where's the turkey?
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Rating: Unrated
08/27/2008
The email link stated this was a recipe for Turkey Sloppy Joes. The ingredients calls for beef! A big difference. We make ground turkey sloppy joes all the time. To lower the carb content, use low carb tortillas instead of high carb. bread buns. Tastes great! Editors: watch your proofreading! Turkey is not beef!
Rating: Unrated
08/27/2008
Second time for this...most unappitizing picture I have ever seen, I think the M. S. staff could do much better.
Rating: Unrated
08/27/2008
that is the most unappitizing picture I have ever seen, I think the M. S. staff could do much better
Rating: Unrated
03/28/2008
the spicy version isn't very spicy and i added extra jalapenos. Skip the kid version. This was delicious. We substituted ground turkey instead of beef. Turned out great!
Rating: Unrated
01/08/2008
This is a fantastic recipe! It tastes especially good on warmed up pieces of baguette. My children prefer the spicy version.