Taco Joes

The older Pillsbury paperback cookbooks you used to be able to buy at the checkout lanes in most grocery stores had some excellent recipes. Now days I find them at book sales though I own most of them. 
This recipe for Taco Joe’s is a take off on Sloppy Joe’s. The recipe makes enough for two meals, One with the meat mixture in hamburger buns and the second uses them in a potato crusted pie. This is the recipe for the Taco Joe buns. I’ll post the second recipe as soon as I make it.
 I served them with a green side salad and corn chips. Lyle and Bettie had a cold glass of milk with theirs. I put mine in a soft corn tortilla and used it as a wrap. That worked well also. You can add your favorite taco toppings to your sandwich. I would taste it before adding chilies or more Salsa we felt it was spicy enough just the way it is. With no thickener in it I could eat it also. I did use thick Salsa so I didn’t have to thicken it. If yours is runny add a small amount of flour or cornstarch to the mixture.

Taco Joes
Meat Mixture
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup thick salsa (mild or spicy your choice)
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Bun and toppings
6 hamburger buns
1 cup finely chopped lettuce


Chopped tomato, chopped green chilies and sour cream if desired

1 comment:

  1. Yum. Perfect Timing as I just made and canned some homemade salsa yesterday.
    Oh, I bet these would be delicious placing meat on bun, sprinkle top of meat with shredded Taco Cheese blend, wrap in foil and place in oven till heated through.
    (need to wipe off drool from keyboard)

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