Sloppy Joe Quesadillas

Sloppy Joes are a staple supper at our house.  They’re easy, they’re quick and they’re always a hit.  On this night, I added my basic sloppy joe mixture with some sauteed onions, candied jalapenos and Provolone cheese and made Sloppy Joe Quesadillas.  I’m telling you…this supper is delicious!  If your family doesn’t love candied jalapenos, sub with chopped dill pickles instead.  Either way, this supper will be a huge hit at your house!

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato soup, undiluted
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup of shredded Provolone cheese
a handful of candied jalapenos (or dill pickles), chopped
8 large flour tortillas
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in a drizzle of EVOO and brown your ground beef until crumbly.  Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, in a second skillet over medium-high heat, saute your chopped onion in a drizzle of EVOO and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Once your ground beef is cooked through, stir in soup and next six ingredients.  Simmer about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often over low heat.  
Remove your onions to a bowl once they’re soft and caramelized, wipe down the skillet and return it to the heat.  You’ll use this to make your quesadillas. 
To assemble, take one large tortilla and add a fourth of your sloppy joe mixture across.  Next, add some sauteed onions, a little cheese and your candied jalapenos.  Next, top everything with a second tortilla.  
Repeat until you have four sets. 
 Take each quesadilla and place it in your hot skillet.  Lightly press down with a spatula and cook through (you’re just trying to melt the cheese).  Flip after about two minutes and heat through another 2-3 minutes on the other side.  Once the quesadilla is lightly browned and the cheese appears to be melted, remove from skillet and slice into fourths.  Repeat with all of your quesadillas.
Serve hot.
This. Is. So. Good.
Trust me :).
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} February 24, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Okay. So these totally speak to me.

  • Heather McCaskill February 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Where do I find candied jalapenos? We buy jalapenos regularly but I have never seen them candied. Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 24, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      They'll be in a jar right next to the canned/jarred jalapeños on the Mexican food aisle. Sometimes, they're just called sweet jalapeños.

  • Sara Fehrenbacher February 24, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    As much as your family loves quesadillas, you should invest in a quesadilla maker! We have the El Paso Quesadilla Maker, and we LOVE it! We use quesadillas at our house as a way to eat up some leftovers! We're always throwing leftover bbq pork, grilled chicken, etc. into a quesadilla with veggies and cheese. Ours heats up quick, cleans up easy, and I love that it evenly cooks the tortillas into little triangles. I think our version is discontinued now, but here is a link to a quesadilla maker similar to ours, and most home stores sell some variation of a quesadilla maker. I really think your family would dig this appliance!! 🙂

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/nostalgia-trade-electrics-quesadilla-maker/1040487977?Keyword=quesadilla+maker

  • Andrea Nine February 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    What a fantastic idea! These look amazing and my family would love them! Great twist on yummy quesadillas!!

  • Krit May 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I made these last night and WOW, just- WOW!!! I am not a huge sloppy joe fan, so I honestly went into this with low expectations, but these were unbelievably good!!! These will definitely be a staple in our household going forward. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  • Heidi October 10, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    These sound yummy! This recipe made me think of Iowa Girl Eats’ cheeseburger quesadillas…so good, you should try them!

    http://iowagirleats.com/2012/09/20/cheeseburger-quesadillas/