Mom’s Sloppy Tacos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 21, 2023
No matter how hectic the weeknight, there's always time to serve your family a healthy meal with recipes this easy and delicious! —Kami Jones, Avondale, Arizona
Mom's Sloppy Tacos Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 taco shells, warmed
  • Optional: Shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, avocado and olives


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, crumbling beef. Stir in the tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Fill each taco shell with 1/4 cup beef mixture and toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

2 tacos: 264 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 669mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.