Sloppy Joe Mini Tacos

A twist on a childhood favorite, this recipe brings together the best part of sloppy joes into taco form topped with Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style Salsa.


TOTAL TIME15 Minutes


  • 1 16-ounce container Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style Salsa (mild or medium)
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon yellow, brown, or Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 heaping tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8-ounces ground turkey or pork chorizo
  • 8-ounces ground chuck or turkey 90/10
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 Mission Sweet Hawaiian Street Tortillas
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup crumble cotija cheese (or feta or goat cheese)
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese, optional
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced, soaked in ice water for 30 minutes and drained
  • Avocado mash


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Transfer salsa to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Remove ½ cup of salsa and set aside for garnish.
  3. Mix together the remaining salsa with ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, and brown sugar in a medium bowl until combined.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Heat oil over high heat in a large sauté pan until it begins to shimmer. Add chorizo and ground meat, season with salt and pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until golden brown and just cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  5. Add the sauce and ¼ cup of water and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning.
  6. While the Sloppy Joses are cooking, wrap tortillas tightly in foil and heat in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and keep wrapped tightly until just before using.
  7. Place tortillas on flat surface, top with a few spoonfuls of the meat mix and garnish as desired with cheddar and salsa, avocado mash, cotija and sliced red onion.

Credit: Stephanie Banyas, New York Times Bestselling Cookbook Author and Recipe Developer