Smoky Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

from Everyday with Rachael Ray, via Taste and Tell


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 slices of bacon chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno chopped (seeds and ribs removed for less heat)
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce such as Frank’s Red Hot
  • 4 burger buns toasted
  • Pickled jalapenos for topping
  • Fritos for topping


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet or dutch oven.. Add the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Pour off all but about 2 teaspoons of bacon grease. In the same skillet cook the ground beef until no pink remains. Drain if necessary. Stir in the onion, jalapeno, garlic, chili powder, cumin and coriander. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the bacon, beef broth, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar and hot sauce. Bring to a bubble and cook until you reach your desired thickness, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve the meat mixture on top of toasted buns topped with pickled jalapenos and Fritos.