Try these Weeknight Taco Sloppy Joe’s with Grassfed beef!

I stopped by Isabelle Farm stand to pick up some veggies. I realized that as long as I was there I should get everything I needed for dinner. Since Raleigh Street Bakery was there I decided to work with their delicious bread. I make sourdough bread myself but theirs is better!

raleigh-st-bakery-pretzel-rollsThey had some lovely little pretzel rolls so that’s what I chose. I decided to pay a little extra to save a trip and get ground beef there. It was grass fed, which I normally don’t love, but I thought I’d give it a shot. With the ingredients decided, what to make? Mexican Sloppy Joe’s on the pretzel rolls!

Mayo Clinic says, “When compared with other types of beef, grassfed beef may have: Less total fat. More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that’s thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks.” That said, I like 80 or 85% fat, but well drained. According to Best food facts, this brings it down to 90%.

The grass fed did taste cleaner and my husband loved it. I had to add zucchini, tomatoes and Pace’s picante to make it interesting enough for me though!

taco-sloppy-joes-meat1lb. ground beef

1 red onion, chopped

1 garlic clove

1 zucchini

1 tomato

1 T. Olive oil

3 T. ancho chili powder

1 t. salt

1 t. pepper

1/2 tsp. Mexican oregano

Pinch of cumin

1/4 c. Pace’s picante sauce medium

Pretzel rolls or hamburger buns

Saute the onion and garlic with 1/2 T. olive oil and set aside. Brown the ground beef with salt and pepper and the spices including chili powder. Add grated zuchini and tomato and the reserved onion and garlic. Continue cooking until the vegies are soft. Add the paces picante. Cook two more minutes. Serve on pretzel rolls or hamburger buns. These remind me of taco burgers from Taco Bell!




  1. This looks delicious!!! And I love how you added the zucchini and fresh tomato along with the ancho chili powder! A winner! Maybe tonight!!!!! AS

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