I made these a few days ago and they were de-lish. Growing up, I distinctively remember eating Sloppy Joes and I have always had a soft spot for them in my heart (via the stomach). I kind of came up with the idea for sloppy fauxs by accident . We have taco night quit often (fresh tortillas are easy to come by in Texas) and I cooked up a batch of Smart Ground Original by LightLife and doctored it up a bit. First I diced up a half of a sweet vidalia onion and a small jalapeno from our garden. I then added chili powder (I use Penzey Spices whenever I don’t have fresh ones), a pinch of cumin and a splash of Chipoltle Tabasco sauce. I cooked it up in my trusty cast iron frying pan and it made for a tasty taco/burrito filling.

The next day I put it on a soft roll with a slice of cheese on top (I used Monterrey Jack), a healthy dollop of my famous guacamole (I’ll save this for another time) and teaspoon of salsa (I love Rick Bayless’ Frontera Verde). This Sloppy Joe was definitely sloppy and much hotter than the ones I had as a kid but they were darn good I tell ya.