You are going to LOVE this twist on a traditional nacho recipe, Sloppy Joe Nachos are sweet, salty and slightly spicy. Tortilla chips are topped with sharp cheddar cheese, meaty sloppy joe’s, a little tobasco sour cream, crunchy lettuce, spicy jalapeños and my favorite, bread and butter pickles!
Well aren’t these kind of fun? We absolutely love Sloppy Joe’s in our house. I grew up eating Sloppy Joe’s at my grandparents house in Sibley Iowa and continue that tradition today. I make them all the time because they’re so simple to make and they freeze well. I will never forgot sitting in my grandparents kitchen with a big pot of sloppy joe’s in the center with buttery buns, potato chips, homemade pickles, potato salad and fresh cut fruit. The smell and taste remind me of my sweet Grandma and Grandpa. Those were seriously the good days.
So why nachos? You can thank Vin for this recipe. A few months back he decided to make nachos out of Sloppy Joe’s and they were so good. I figured with the big game around the corner that I would jazz it up a bit and share it with you. What do you think? Kind of fun and different right?
You can’t go wrong with this recipe – if you don’t like too much spice, purchase mild jalapeños or remove them altogether. Otherwise, this recipe is seriously a winner. You can double the Sloppy Joe recipe and freeze the leftovers for later – wahoo!
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- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 1 small green pepper, diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 garlic cloves)
- 1 cups ketchup
- 1 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 3 dashes tobasco sauce
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil for skillet
- 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 jalapeño, seeds removed (unless you like the heat) sliced
- Tortilla chips
- Bread and butter pickles
- ½ cup sour cream (add a few dashes of tabasco for spice)
- Romaine lettuce, chopped
- To make the sloppy joe's, add olive oil to a large skillet or dutch oven and place over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown, about 10 minutes. Drain fat.
- Add onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for an additional 4 minutes.
- Next add ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, tobasco sauce, black pepper and stir.
- Turn heat down to low. Add water and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until thickened.
- Assemble nachos by adding cheese on top of tortilla chips and melt in oven or in the microwave. Top nachos with the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!