Does this sound familiar? I’m driving home from work and start to think about what to fix for dinner. Near panic ensues; but then I remember that I browned some ground beef last night. All I have to do is add a sauce and can make Sloppy Joes. Whoohoo! Dinner Solved!
However, then I arrive home and I don’t have hamburger buns, but I do have tortillas. No problem. Slight change in plans. Instead of sloppy joes, we will have Sloppy Joe Burritos. Our favorite sloppy joe recipe is a cross between Cajun and Mexican. I adapted this sloppy joe recipe from the wildly popular Cajun Sloppy Joe recipe From Valerie’s Kitchen. With just a few substitutions, I made it to our preference and gave it a Tex-Mex twist. Instead of tomato sauce, I substituted salsa, and instead of ketchup, I used a spicy tomato-based chili sauce. It is super easy and great for a quick weeknight dinner. Enjoy it with my It’s Greek To Me Broccoli slaw recipe that will be in my next post!
Cajun Sloppy Joe Burritos
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon Creole or Cajun Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper adjust amount as needed
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 4 flour tortillas
- 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- Brown the ground beef in a skillet. Sprinkle beef with cajun seasoning and crushed red pepper. Once the meat is browned, add in the salsa, chili sauce, mustard, worcestershire sauce and brown sugar, and stir until evenly distributed. Simmer until meat mixture is heated through, about 20 minutes.
- Spoon beef mixture evenly into warmed tortillas.
- Place a slice of cheese on top of the beef mixture and wrap tortilla around it.
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