Sunday, April 5, 2009

Taco Joes

As I've told you before, we're really big taco fans. My husband's a big sandwich fan too, especially on the days he has worked. My husband works 12 hour shifts making wire rope. It gets very hot in his plant and when he gets home he doesn't want a big, hot meal. We save those for the nights he doesn't work. I found this recipe in Taste of Home's Country Ground Beef Cookbook and thought it sounded right up our alley. It turns taco flavorings into a tasty sandwich. We really enjoyed these. Ground beef also makes a very economical meal. These sandwiches ring in at under 75 cents per serving. I won't be throwing this recipe card in the trash!

1 pound ground beef
1 can (16 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sugar
6 hamburger buns, split and toasted
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded lettuce

Cook beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain fat. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire and seasonings. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Spoon onto buns and top with cheese and lettuce. Serve immediately.


teresa said...

Great idea, I love sloppy joes, and this is a great way to mix them up!

Kristen said...

These look tasty - I can see my boys eating these up

Rachel said...

I never would have thought to do this, but what a great idea!

Kathy said...

What a great idea! We're taco lovers too. :) BTW, great blog!

trina said...

Hey Heidi:
tony wants me to put these on the menu for next week, they look yummy we are huge taco fans too so these are going on the grocery list for sure. thank you

shweetpotato said...

Loved em, tried them tonight and they were a hit, I blogged about it :D Carm

Debbie said...

Yep... fantastic idea. Maybe for dinner tomorrow night, easy and quick.