Spicy Mexican Sloppy Joes

By Nancy D – vaughan, ON
Spicy Mexican Sloppy Joes
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 90
  • Servings: 6

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About this Recipe

Spicy, sloppy and oh so hearty! This ol' favourite has hidden veggies!
A great casual movie meal for any night of the week.
Toppings can be added to make each Sloppy Joe your own signature sandwich.
Can be eaten with one hand or two but, get lots of napkins this is messy!


1 1/2 lbs MLP ground beef
5 sweet or hot sausages, removed from casing
1 lg. onion, diced fine
1 carrot, shredded
1 celery rib, diced fine
1 tsp each,salt, chili pwdr, oregano, cumin, tumeric
1 bay leaf
1 hot pepper, or to your liking
1/4 cup each red wine and water
2 cups tomato puree
1 tbsp tomato paste
6 keiser buns or Villaggio/Dempsters, toasted
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Optional Toppings
1 cup shredded mozzarella or any cheese you like
2 cooked slices Schneiders/Maple Leaf Bacon per person
1 sliced fresh tomato per person
1 lettuce leaf per person
1 red pepper, diced fine


Place the oil and onion in a large skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add the sausage break up the pieces while browning on medium high.
Add the beef, continue to cook to a golden brown colour.
Add carrots, red pepper, celery, spices, seasonings and herbs.
Stirring to mix while cooking.
When the pan begins to sizzle add the wine. Continue to cook reducing the wine to half.
Add the puree and paste. Turn the heat up to medium high.
When the mixture comes to a rapid simmer, add the water and reduce the heat to a slower simmer.
Cook for another hr. or until meat is tender to the bite.
*The timing depends on the heat of the burner*
Divide mixture between toasted buns and add toppings of choice.
*Mini sliders are great for appetizers or smaller stomachs*


This can be made in a crockpot as well.
Ground turkey or chicken can be substituted.

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