Mexican sloppy Joe tortilla cups

Total Time
15 min
5 min
10 min
This easy sloppy joe-inspired meal puts a Mexican twist on the classic American dish, including a tasty sauce topper to boot. Ground chicken, corn, and black beans boost the nutrition of the traditional filling, and it’s served in homemade crispy tortilla cups that bake up in the oven while you prepare the filling. The lime-infused mayonnaise is a tasty and easy-to-make topping. You’ll need two limes to yield enough zest and juice to make the sauce. Double the chicken filling and freeze half for up to three months. You’ll have it on hand to serve with tortillas for your next taco or burrito night.


Fat free flour tortilla(s)

4 small, 6-inch

Olive oil

2 tsp

98% fat-free uncooked ground chicken breast

1 pound(s)

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Black bean and corn salsa

1½ cup(s)

Fat free mayonnaise

¼ cup(s)

Uncooked red onion(s)

¼ cup(s), sliced, chopped

Lime zest

2 tsp, grated

Fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place 4 (10-ounce) custard cups on a baking sheet. Spray the insides of the cups with nonstick spray. Gently press a tortilla into each cup. Bake until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Let the tortillas cool in the cups, about 2 minutes. Carefully transfer the tortilla cups to a plate.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, salt, and pepper; cook, breaking the chicken apart with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 6 minutes. Stir in the salsa and heat through, about 3 minutes.
  3. Mix the mayonnaise, onion, lime zest, and lime juice in a small bowl. Spoon about 3⁄4 cup chicken mixture into each tortilla cup and top each with 1 1⁄2 tablespoons of the mayonnaise mixture. Yields 1 filled tortilla cup per serving.