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Taco Sloppy Joe with lettuce on a white plate

Taco Sloppy Joes

Get all the flavors of a taco with all the great toppings in a messy sloppy joe dinner with this Taco Sloppy Joes recipe. My kids gobbled these up so fast! Delicious!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword sloppy joe tacos, Taco Sloppy Joes, taco sloppy joes recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 sloppy joes
Calories 367kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 large clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey I used 99% fat free
  • 15 oz tomato sauce (1 can) just the plain stuff
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small can mild diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup mild taco seasoning which is 1 packet
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 6 soft hamburger buns

any desired toppings:

  • grated cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • guacamole
  • onions
  • sour cream
  • salsa etc.


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion for 3-4 minutes or until they start to soften. Add in garlic and turkey. Break apart turkey as it browns.
  • Once the turkey is cooked through, stir in tomato sauce, water, green chiles, taco seasoning, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer. Cook half covered for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in beans and cook another 2-3 minutes until heated through. Spoon mixture onto warm hamburger buns and top with any desired toppings. Serve immediately.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1497mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1274IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 5mg