Sloppy Joe Nachos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
A fun twist on beefy nachos...sloppy joe sauce and a sour cream garnish. A crowd pleasing favorite for kids - young and old :)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) sloppy joe sauce
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 - bag(s) tortilla chips**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded Monterrey Jack cheese**
  • Garnish: - sour cream**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Open the can of sloppy joe sauce.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet. Stir in the sloppy joe sauce and cumin. Bring to bubbling over medium low heat to allow flavors to infuse.
  4. Assemble the nachos on large, rimmed baking sheet. Add chips, then sloppy joe sauce, then shredded Monterrey Jack cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Garnish with sour cream.
  6. Prepare fruit.
  7. Serve Sloppy Joe Nachos with fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Open 2 cans of sloppy joe sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 15 oz. can sloppy joe sauce
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet to reheat and then cook in the rice, as directed.

Special notes

Find a homemade sloppy joe sauce recipe on

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit cheese garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Sloppy Joe Nachos

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in skillet. Once warmed through, assemble nachos with tortilla chips, meat sauce and shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
Serve with sour cream garnish and side of fruit.