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Sloppy Joes are a favorite of my families. I think mostly because if I try and get after them for being messy while eating, the boys can tell me that is the entire purpose of the meal. That said, the same old simple Sloppy Joes can be pretty boring after a few times. So our family has found a way to change them up and I am super excited to share our recipe for South of the Border Sloppy Joes with you.
These can be made as mild or as spicy as you want, but the whole point is to add a little mexican kick to them and with that comes some extra taste. We like to pair them with some tortilla chips (or some Mike just discovered- pepperjack tortilla chips) so that anything that falls out while eating can be scooped up with the chips.
The ingredients are mostly what you would use for sloppy joes and then for homemade salsa. You can add or subtract different ingredients but below you can see what we use (in addition to ground beef or turkey).
You will brown the ground beef/turkey separately and add in the manwich and the diced tomatoes and let it simmer. You will saute the other ingredients in a pan (in the olive oil) and then mix them all together in the end. It only took me about 20 minutes to make this from start to finish. A quick, easy, home cooked meal! For an even bigger kick, choose spicier peppers, or like we do, add in some dried red pepper flakes.
Check out the full recipe below. If you try it out, leave a comment below telling me what you thought of it! Hope you enjoy this spicy twist on a old favorite, just remember to have the napkins ready!