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Honestly, you guys – that just about killed me.

I haven’t posted a new recipe for a week now. I don’t remember the last time I went a whole week without posting a recipe. But I’m so glad that things are back to normal here, and especially that they are so pretty. Seriously – I get a smile on my face every time I open up my blog. I really am loving it, and am glad that you all are, too.

So – the food. I’m a sucker for certain ingredients. Throw a magic ingredient into a recipe, and I’ll come running. And I realize that this may make me sound a little bit trashy, but this recipe here has two of those magic ingredients:

Fritos and pickled jalapenos.

Yes – I never said I was gourmet. And I would never want to be gourmet if it meant giving up indulgences like Fritos and pickled jalapenos.

I’m pretty sure Rachael Ray is the queen of the sloppy joe. She’s made so many versions, and since I love them so much, I’ve made many of her versions as well. Sloppy Cubanos, Hula Joes, Sloppy Johnnies, Tango Joes, Sloppy Buffalo Joes – that Rachael Ray knows how to get creative when it comes to the Joe.

This one right here may be going to the top of my “love” list. I cannot tell you how much I loved this, and how excited I was the next day for leftovers. As much as I love a good, traditional Sloppy Joe, these overtook the ranking for my favorite. The pickled jalapenos added some great heat – but if you aren’t a fan, you could totally leave them off. But the Fritos – those are a must have. I love that they gave the sandwich a crunch. They made this totally stand out from a traditional sloppy joe.

And now I’m wondering what else I can throw Fritos and pickled jalapenos onto…

Smoky Tex-Mex Sloppy Joses | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Smoky Tex-Mex Sloppy Joses
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Recipe for Smoky Tex-Mex Sloppy Joses from Every Day with Rachael Ray
Serves: 4 servings
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (seeds and ribs removed for less heat)
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • Pickled jalapeños, for topping
  • Crushed Fritos, for topping
  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  2. To the same skillet, add the ground beef. Cook, breaking up with a spoon, until cooked through and browned. Stir in the onion, jalapeño, garlic, chili powder, cumin and coriander. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the beef broth, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar and hot sauce. Pour over the beef mixture. Bring to a bubble and cook until you reach your desired thickness, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve the meat mixture on top of toasted buns topped with pickled jalapeños and crushed Fritos.

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26 Responses to Smoky Tex-Mex Sloppy Joses {Fridays with Rachael Ray}

  1. Sloppy joes are the best! Haven’t had one in years…nor have I had Fritos in years. But boy, if a plate with one of your smoky tex-mex sloppy joses was placed in front of me, you can bet I’d lick my plate clean! 🙂 Looks wonderful.

  2. Tieghan says:

    I seriously almost mad this when I got my Rachel Ray mag last month!! Yours looks better!! Love the fritos. Obviously!

  3. SEEEEEERIOUSLY. Sloppy Joe’s for life. And now I need all of the versions of you posted. At the same time. Forever.

  4. My hubby would go nuts for this! I haven’t had a sloppy joe in years. Now I’m craving one!

  5. Karly says:

    Look at your cute little logo? I want to marry it.

    Also want to marry these sandwiches. Or at least french kiss them. 😉

  6. Chels R. says:

    This looks really yummy and I love Fritos! Gosh, when was the last time I had one? BTW- I’m loving the colors of your blog!

  7. I am a sucker for fritos and jalapenos 😉

  8. Love the new look and these Sloppy Joes – totally killer!

  9. Lea Ann says:

    I saw this on G+ and had to come over and take a look. What a fun recipe. And your photos are mouthwatering.

  10. Kathy says:

    I haven’t had sloppy joe’s in forever! These look wonderful! I always put potato chips on mine, but they get soggy. I bet Fritos are a much better choice!

  11. Oh this looks delicious! And your site is gorgeous.

  12. Joanne says:

    Fritos and jalapenos are such a fun addition to the sloppy joe! Spice heaven.

  13. I adore sloppy joe’s!! I was just telling Paul recently that I was craving them. And these flavors are even more up my alley. They look amazing, Deborah!

  14. I love your new site! It’s so pretty. 🙂 And this sandwich is pretty too…in a manly way. 🙂

  15. Tracey says:

    Sloppy Joe’s are one of my favorite simple comfort foods, and I absolutely love this version! Fritos = major guilty pleasure for me 🙂

  16. Kelly says:

    Nom Nom Nom. Looks delicious and I love Rachel Ray!! xo

  17. Love the new look! And love these sloppy joes! I either saw her make these once, or read the recipe (can’t remember which), but I do remember thinking they sounded delicious! How can you beat fritos and pickled jalapenos together? Yum!

  18. grace says:

    this is probably the sloppiest sloppy joe i’ve ever seen, which means it must be a good one. 🙂

  19. Sasha says:

    Oh my gosh – this looks amazing! Fritos in a sandwich is a little crazy but I’ll try everything once 😉

  20. Fritos and pickled jalapenos – that’s my heaven!

  21. Michael says:

    Did anyone else’s mouth start salivating from this article?

  22. Amanda says:

    The Fritos on the sandwich in the first pic is killing me, YUM!

  23. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh, this looks glorious! I love sloppy joes, such a fun tasty dinner 🙂 this recipe sounds especially delicious!

  24. Madeline says:

    The blog looks so outstanding, Deborah! I am so glad to see you are still doing this feature.

  25. You had me at the Fritos…

  26. Tessa says:

    I made these tonight, and they were the first sloppy joes that both me and my husband would easily make again! Thank you!

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