5 from 1 vote
Meatless Mexican Sloppy Joes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Mexican Sloppy Joes - this classic messy sandwich gets a meatless makeover and a lot more spice. Serve 'em up with tortilla chips and salsa on the side and wash 'em down with a pitcher of margaritas. It's fiesta time!
Course: Dinner, Sandwich
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free, oil free, vegan
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
  • 1/2 of a red onion (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup water (divided, for sauteing)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (ribs and seeds removed, diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans (or 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans (or 1 15 oz can, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup corn kernels (I used frozen)
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped cilantro (or to taste)
  • Slider buns (gluten free if desired)
  • Guacamole
  • Extra jalapeño (sliced)
Mexican BBQ Sauce
  1. Whisk all the ingredients for the Mexican BBQ Sauce in a medium bowl until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the red onion for 3-4 min until softened. Add the garlic and sauté another minute.
  3. Add the red bell pepper and jalapeño and sauté 3-4 minutes, adding the additional 2 tbsp of water if necessary so the veggies don't stick to the pan.
  4. Pour the Mexican BBQ Sauce into the pan and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the pinto beans, black beans, and corn and stir to combine. Simmer another 5 minutes to heat through.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary or add salt/pepper to your liking.
  7. Add the chopped cilantro and stir.
  8. Serve hot on slider buns with guacamole and extra jalapeño slices.
Recipe Notes

~Leave the ribs and seeds of your jalapeño in if you like the heat!

~Nutrition facts calculated without buns or toppings.




Nutrition Facts
Meatless Mexican Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 529mg23%
Potassium 677mg19%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1250IU25%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.