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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

This easy sloppy joe recipe is made with Manwich and dressed up with Tex-Mex flavors like bell peppers, salsa, and taco seasoning. It's an easy one-pan dinner your family will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy sloppy joe recipe, southwest sloppy joes, tex-mex sloppy joes
Servings: 8


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup canned black beans drained
  • 1 can plus 2/3 cup Manwich Original or Bold flavor
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • hamburger buns, sliced cheddar, and chopped cilantro for serving (see note)


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef with 1/2 teaspoon of salt over medium heat for six to eight minutes or until the beef is no longer pink. As the beef cooks, break it apart so it's crumbled. Remove the beef from the pan and drain the excess fat.
  • In the same skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the peppers, corn, and onion for four to five minutes or until they are tender.
  • Add the cooked beef, black beans, Manwich, salsa, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and the taco seasoning. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the sloppy joes, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes stirring occassionally.


I love to serve these sloppy joes on buttery brioche hamburger buns with slices of cheddar cheese. Or, serve the sloppy joes like a dip with tortillas chips.