Dinner Tonight: Taco Joes

And sometimes, I have moments of brilliance.  (It’s rare but it happens…)  Two of my favorite recipes are my Slightly Sweet Sloppy Joes and my Pizza Joes.  Both easy, family friendly, quick and perfect for busy weeknights.  So…I decided to make a Taco Joe one night.  It was spectacular!  Simple, simple and yummy, yummy.  Your family will be in love with this Joe.
Shopping List
1 pound ground beef (or turkey or chicken)
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can chili beans
1 can chopped green chiles
1 package taco seasoning
Burger Buns
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
Chopped green onions to garnish
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Over medium-high heat, brown your ground beef until crumbly.  Stir in your Rotel, chili beans, green chiles, and taco seasoning.  Reduce heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes.
On a foil lined baking sheet (for easy clean-up!), lay out 6 burger bun halves (so three buns total).  Spoon your ground beef mixture on top of each half.  Top each Joe with cheese.
Place baking sheet in the oven and bake about 10 minutes (or until the cheese looks nice and bubbly).  Remove from oven and serve with chopped green onions down over the top.
So easy, right?  This was one of those meals that I threw together in minutes on a busy school night.  Yummy!
I used mild chili beans to make the Joes more kid friendly, but you use what your family likes.  You could also use Mild Rotel but I used the Original Rotel (which is slightly spicier).  No matter how you make it, you’ll heart this Joe too. 
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} February 27, 2013 at 11:19 am

    This does seem to be more than a little bit brilliant.

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On February 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I can't begin to tell you how much inspiration I'm getting from your simple, fast, family friendly, delicious recipes!!! This is another great one. You're making my weekly meal planning a whole lot easier.

  • axellskitchen February 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    YUM! My hubby would LOVE this too!

  • mindy@thesuburbanlife February 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Another amazing recipe. Gurl, I swear. I am loving your blog. I'm actually inspired to MAKE these recipes which coming from me, trust me, is the highest form of flattery. Thankee.
    šŸ™‚
    Mindy
    http://www.thesuburbanlife.com

  • Mickie Pho February 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Hmm. Can be served on a tostada or corn tortillas! Gluten friendly! šŸ™‚

  • Julie February 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Can't wait to try this!!!

  • Jaren February 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Okay so I'm pinning your recipes like crazy here lately! So much great stuff! So glad I found your blog!
    Jaren
    http://diaryofarecipecollector.blogspot.com

  • Cindi March 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Shay, I made the Taco Joes last night and my husband and I pigged out on 3 halves each…yikes! And still have leftovers for tonight! So easy and so, so good! Love your blog!

  • Jill March 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Totally going to try this one…YUMMY!!!

  • Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I don't do sloppy joes but these sound awesome baked in the oven! I hate buying hamburger buns since they always go bad (just 2 of us), but I could make this twice and use them up. Cool!

    • Anonymous July 31, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Try freezing the buns you don't use for another time. To thaw, I just set them on my counter in the morning and by dinner time they're ready to eat.
      -Bradley

  • Miranda Clawson May 9, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    so I know most of your recipes call to make 4 servings, but we always have so much left over? I am trying to figure out how you got all your meat topping on 6 bun halves, I used 8 bun halves and still had some meat leftover, which i try to keep my family ona portion control because we love food to much. Way to MUCH!! — my dogs were very thankful for the mixture left over though. šŸ˜‰

  • Mix and Match Mama May 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    For this recipe, I would serve each guest one full bun (so two halves) with topping on each :).

  • Shannon Quinn August 26, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    What about black beans in place of chili beans?

  • Mix and Match Mama August 27, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    You could totally use black beans!! I would drain those first though.