Meatless Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

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 20 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 package (12 oz) Impossible™ Burger
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Mild Taco Sauce (from 9-oz bottle)
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend (from 8-oz package)
  • 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; 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 Choices: 3

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