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.
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.
This. Is. So. Good.
Trust me :).