Meatless Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Meatless Mondays just got a new star recipe. Impossible™ Burger is made from plants and makes this vegetarian sloppy joe recipe a delicious new addition to your meatless repertoire. These Meatless Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes use Old El Paso™ Mild Taco Sauce and Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix. Meatless sloppy joes are as fast and easy as the original, taking just 20 minutes from start to finish.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 package (12 oz) Impossible™ Burger
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup from 1 bottle (9 oz) Old El Paso™ Mild Taco Sauce
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • 1 cup from 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook Impossible™ Burger over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until crumbles are browned and cooked through.
  2. Stir water, taco seasoning mix and taco sauce into Impossible™ Burger mixture; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  3. Place about 1/2 cup mixture over bottom of each bun; top with cheese, lettuce, avocado and tomatoes, then top of bun.

Expert Tips

  • Cooking Vegetarian?Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Old El Paso™ Mild Taco Sauce plays the role that tomato sauce would play in a traditional sloppy joe recipe, with the added benefit of loads of taco flavor for these vegetarian sloppy joes.
  • We call for Old El Paso™ Mild Taco Sauce in this recipe, but if you’d prefer a bit more heat in your meatless sloppy joes, feel free to substitute Old El Paso™ Medium Taco Sauce.
  • Buying a whole head of lettuce and slicing it thinly yourself, as opposed to buying it preshredded in a bag, will help to guarantee a fresh, extra-crisp topping for your sloppy joes.


  • 1 Sandwich Calories 500 (Calories from Fat 230);  Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 12g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 30mg;  Sodium 1240mg;  Potassium 780mg;  Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 6g ,Sugars 7g);  Protein 25g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%;  Vitamin C 6%;  Calcium 40%;  Iron 35%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch;  1 Other Carbohydrate;  2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  4 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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