Sloppy Joses with Avocado Cream

by Erin

Secret Recipe Clubbing time! This month I was assigned to Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen and it is cozy indeed! With recipe like redneck eggs benedict and shrimp with tomatoes and feta cheese (except I would made it with chicken) my eyes were even comforted by the sheer appearance and thought of eating them. From the awesome list of recipes I decided upon her Sloppy Joses with Avocado Cream. I can never turn down avocado!


In case you haven’t figured it out, the Sloppy Jose is a Mexican version of a homemade Sloppy Joe. Not only is this baby topped with an avocado cream sauce, but it’s made with bacon, jalapeno, and even beer. I even sprinkled some cotija cheese on top for fun since I had some handy. My favorite part was actually mixing the bits the dropped out from my sandwich into the potato salad I served it with. (Potato salad compliments of my dad, who gave it to me when he visited for my defense a week ago.)

Sloppy Jose

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Serves 4



1 avocado

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1/4 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)

1 lime, zested and juiced

Salt and pepper


1 Tbsp olive oil

4 slices bacon

1 lb. ground beef

Salt and pepper

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

2 jalapenos, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp taco seasoning

1/2 cup Mexican beer, room temperature

8 oz. can of tomato sauce

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp hot sauce

4 rolls, toasted

Crumbled cotija cheese, for topping (optional)


  1. Place the cilantro, Greek yogurt, avocado, lime zest and juice in a food processor and pulse until smooth, scarping down the sides if necessary. Season with salt and pepper and if preparing ahead of time, reserve covered with plastic wrap pressed directly on top to keep from browning.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of the grease from the pan.
  3. Add the ground beef to the same pan and cook until browned, stirring with a spoon to crumble it; season with a little salt and black pepper. Crumble the bacon and add to the pan along with the onion, jalapeno, garlic, and taco seasoning. Cook, stirring, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the beer, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Pour the mixture over the meat, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency.
  5. Serve on toasted rolls and top with Avocado Cream and cotija cheese if desired.

Source: Adapted slightly from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen.


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Caroline Camie June 14, 2023 - 12:22 pm

Now here’s a perfect recipe. I love this and I’ve been looking for a proper recipe since forever. Thank you!

Erin June 15, 2023 - 11:00 am

You’re very welcome, enjoy!

bakingaddict October 6, 2013 - 1:11 pm

I had your lovely blog this month and I had so much fun – you have such great recipes on your blog. This looks really tasty especially the avocado cream. Happy belated SRC reveal day.

Kirstin October 3, 2013 - 7:08 pm

Oh wow! This looks yummy…I was like….”um…is that BACON?”!!!! Great choice

dad October 1, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Glad you enjoyed the potato salad. I am also still eating it.

Joanne October 1, 2013 - 6:19 am

With flavors like this, I am pretty sure I’d take a sloppy jose over a sloppy joe any day!

Veronica October 1, 2013 - 12:53 am

I must have died and went to hell because I’m staring at heaven and can’t eat it! Waaaah!

Sarah E September 30, 2013 - 8:18 pm

I need to try these asap. I’m obsessed with beer in savory dishes – especially with ground beef! I may wait until my husband gets home though. He hates sloppy joes, but I think I could convince him with bacon, beer, and jalapeno :)

Happy Reveal Day!

Melissa September 30, 2013 - 8:04 pm

I haven’t had a sloppy joe in so long! I love this variation. What a great recipe! :)

Tara September 30, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Yum, love this twist on sloppy joes. Especially the avocado cream!

SallyBR September 30, 2013 - 3:51 pm

What a fun recipe, loved the name! Now imagine this: I’ve never had a Sloppy Joe, or Joses or any other sloppy concoction! Shame on me!

sounds absolutely delicious, and I think this version would please me more than the original…

Have a great Reveal Day!

Erin @ Table for 7 September 30, 2013 - 2:58 pm

What a great twist to sloppy joes..look delicious! Great choice…happy reveal day :)

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious September 30, 2013 - 1:34 pm

That avocado cream looks very versatile. Great SRC choice!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes September 30, 2013 - 12:21 pm

I need this in my life and in my face. Immediately. Looks absolutely amazing, Erin!

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel September 30, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Love the Mexican twist on these, and the avocado cream is completely DROOLWORTHY! :)

Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines September 30, 2013 - 11:20 am

Wonderful recipe and great pick for Reveal Day~ Looks delicious~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen September 30, 2013 - 11:12 am

Oh I am so excited you picked my Sloppy Joses!! I love those :) and am so glad you enjoyed them! Now I want to make them again tonight LOL

steph@stephsbitebybite September 30, 2013 - 11:08 am

Sloppy joes with avocados! I’ve never even thought to try this…but I am SO doing it!

Traci September 30, 2013 - 10:50 am

What a beautiful recipe, I love the avocado cream! Great SRC pick this month!


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