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Spice up your Sloppy Joes!

by The Bakers on February 24, 2011 · 2 comments

in In the Kitchen, Meet Milton's

It’s always a challenge when you have a lot of leftovers.  Sometimes your family just doesn’t want the same thing over and over again and it can be a struggle to come up with something different for dinner without being wasteful.  Well, last weekend, I had a leftover Milton’s moment of genius! 

Here in So Cal, in addition to our multi-grain addiction to Milton’s bread and crackers, we also love to eat tacos.  After a mini taco fiesta, I was left with a lot of leftover taco meat and toppings, but (*gasp*) no tortillas!  So after a bit of indecision/panic of what to do for dinner, I looked over at my bag of Milton’s Gourmet White Hamburger Buns (exclusively at Trader Joes) and the lightbulb lit up!

We are proud to introduce to you the new spicy twist on the traditional Sloppy Joe…we call them Taco Joes!  My family was so excited when I served these up, that I think I might just make them for dinner instead of tacos from now on. The soft bread combined with the crunchy lettuce and the spicy hot sauce made for a delicious combination. Our breads and buns really hold up well to a lot of soggy ingredients so whether you’re serving Sloppy Joes or Taco Joes, it won’t be nearly as “sloppy” as you’d expect.

Milton’s Taco Joes Recipe: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes for leftovers, 30 minutes for fresh preparation

4  Milton’s Gourmet White Hamburger Buns or 8 slices of Milton’s Multi-Grain bread
1 pound of leftover taco meat -or- 1 pound freshly cooked ground beef or turkey seasoned with cumin, chili powder, garlic salt, pepper, onions, etc.
1-2 cups shredded lettuce
4 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 – 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
Salsa or Hot Sauce to taste

Additional toppings can include: black olives, guacamole or sliced avocado, onions, peppers, etc. Lightly toast buns or bread slices.  Re-heat or cook taco meat and pile on top of one slice or bun half.  Top hot meat with shredded cheese (to get melted) and then pile on all your favorite taco toppings listed above and serve either open faced or as a sandwich.  Don’t forget the napkins!

We hope you enjoy this fun new way to enjoy Milton’s.  What’s your favorite thing to do with leftovers?  Let us know in the comments below!

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The Bakers March 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

Just got a great idea from a fellow baker here. So if you run out of tortillas and bread…there’s always Corn Bread cracker nachos. The crunchy Corn Bread flavored crackers would be a delicious replacement to corn tortillas. So mix up that leftover meat, cheese, veggies, and sour cream and have yourself a delicious snack! Corn Bread Cracker Nachos…yum!!!


John April 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

Thanks for the recipe!


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