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  • 14 Ratings

Pro Tip: This zesty sloppy joe meat makes excellent taco salads the next day.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings + reserves
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until brown, stirring to break meat into small pieces. Drain off fat. In a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker, combine cooked beef, salsa, mushrooms, carrots, sweet peppers, tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic.

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  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  • Reserve and store* 5 cups of the meat mixture; use for Spicy Beef Taco Salad (see recipe below). Serve remaining meat mixture on toasted kaiser rolls. Makes 6 servings.

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Place meat mixture in an airtight container; seal. Chill for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before using.

Spicy Beef Taco Salad:

In a large saucepan, stir together reserved meat mixture, 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained; 2.25-ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained; and 1 teaspoon Mexican or taco seasoning. Heat to boiling; reduce heat, Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. To serve, place 6 baked crisp salad shells on servings plates; fill with 9 cups torn iceberg lettuce. Add meat mixture. Top with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese; 1 cup chopped tomato; and 1/3 cup dairy sour cream. Makes 6 servings.

Tips

Nutrition Facts per serving of Spicy Beef Taco Salad: 495 cal., 26 g total fat (10 g sat. fat), 84 mg chol., 1181 mg sodium, 41 g carb., 9 g dietary fiber, 32 g protein.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 36mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 37g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 5g; protein 18g; vitamin a 1797.8IU; vitamin c 24.8mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 5.1mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 64.5mcg; vitamin b12 0.6mcg; sodium 756mg; potassium 369mg; calcium 80.8mg; iron 3.6mg.
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