These Slow Cooker Mexican Sloppy Joes are easy to make and so delicious. Combining classic sloppy Joes with Tex-Mex sensibilities makes for a hearty meal that everyone loves.
Sloppy Joes are an American classic, and we love making them. We make them all the time, in fact. The thing is, you can love something and still have it become boring. That’s why we decided to spice up our Sloppy Joe recipe with Mexican flavors. The result? Pure deliciousness.
These Slow Cooker Mexican Sloppy Joes are so addicting, you will want to make them every week! Ground beef, onion, taco seasoning, tomatoes with green chiles and cheese come together to create the perfect cheesy sloppy joe.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make.
- It’s a super easy recipe that lets the slow cooker do most of the work.
- Everyone loves sloppy Joes!
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You’ll only need a handful of ingredients to make this easy recipe. You probably have most of them in your kitchen right now, and the ones you don’t are all readily available at your local grocery store. The major players are listed here, but you can find the complete list of ingredients in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Lean ground beef
- Diced onion
- Taco seasoning
- Diced tomatoes with green chiles
- Cubed Velveeta cheese
🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Mexican Sloppy Joes
This is a slow cooker recipe, so it’s super easy by default. It only takes a few minutes of prep, then it’s just a matter of letting the slow cooker work its magic.
Step 1: Cook the Beef
Cook and drain the ground beef.
Step 2: Slow Cook
Add the ground beef, diced onion, ketchup, taco seasoning, and tomatoes with green chiles. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
Step 3: Add Cheese and Serve
Right before you’re ready to serve, add the cubed Velveeta and stir until melted. Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve on buns.
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Ground Beef – Try using chorizo in place of ground beef. You can also make this with ground turkey or pork sausage.
- Jalapenos – For an extra kick of flavor and heat, add diced jalapenos.
- Toppings – Try topping your sloppy Joes with avocado or tortilla chips.
- Rice or Baked Potatoes – Serve this over rice or fill baked potatoes with it.
If you love this Tex-Mex twist on a classic, then we think you’ll like these taco pasta shells.
It takes almost nothing to make this easy recipe.
- Wooden spoon
- Cutting board
- Slow cooker
Store the sloppy Joe mixture in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.
- Be sure to thoroughly drain your ground beef to ensure your sloppy Joes aren’t greasy.
- Velveeta chees works best because it melts super smoothly and evenly incorporates into the sloppy Joe mix.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Sloppy Joes are a sandwich made with ground beef, onions, and a tomato-based sauce that can vary in ingredients.
No one knows for sure, but the prevailing theory is that they were first invented at a cafe in Sioux City, Iowa in 1930 when a cook named Joe added tomato sauce to his loose meat sandwiches.
Sloppy Joes should have a distinctly sweet and tangy tomato flavor along with loads of ground beef.
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Slow Cooker Mexican Sloppy Joes
- slow cooker
- 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef browned and drained
- Small onion diced
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 ounce taco seasoning
- 10 ounces diced tomatoes with green chiles drained
- 4 ounces Velveeta cheese cubed
- 4-6 buns
- Into your slow cooker add your cooked and drained ground beef, diced onion, ketchup, taco seasoning and tomatoes with green chiles.
- Stir to combine.
- Cook on low 4-6 hours.
- Right before you are ready to serve add in the cubed Velveeta cheese and stir until melted.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place on your buns.
- You can add diced jalapenos to the mix before cooking for a kick.
- Top with avocado, sliced jalapeno or tortilla chips.
- You can add diced green or red bell peppers to the mix before cooking if you like.
- This is also delicious over rice or stuffed into baked potatoes.