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Mango Jalapeno Sloppy Joes

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One of my favorite comfort foods – the Sloppy Joe. I think I have always loved them, especially topped with diced white onion and cheddar cheese on very soft bread. It’s the best stuff-your-mouth-because-you’re-so-hungry-and-it’s-just-the-best-food. It’s not gourmet or expensive, it’s just really good food. These Sloppy Joes get an upgrade with Mango and jalapeno kick.

Mango Jalapeno Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground round
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. steak sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, sliced
  • ½ mango, diced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 package slider rolls
  • ½ stick salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 4 oz. white cheddar cheese, shredded

Preparation

  1. Brown ground round.
  2. Add taco seasoning, water; cheese and hot sauce. Stir until combined and bubbly; about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cover.
  4. Heat oil over medium high heat and add onion, bell pepper, jalapeno and mango.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and sugar; toss every few minutes with tongs until caramelized, about 15 minutes.
  6. Toast slider rolls and brush each side with butter.
  7. Combine salsa verde and mayo; spread on bottom sides of buns.
  8. Add beef and top with onion/bell pepper mixture.

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