Food & Drink Magazine

Bell Beefer (Taco Sloppy Joe)

By Sue Lau @zzazzazza

Sloppy Joe sandwiches the way Taco Bell used to make them.
Bell Beefer (Taco Sloppy Joe)

Bell Beefer (Taco Sloppy Joe)

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Today my recipe hearkens back to the days when Taco Bell still made their bell beefer.  As I recall, this was a favorite of my niece Tiffany when she was little (she was also a bit of a steak  connoisseur, although she preferred a good old-fashioned Hershey bar to a Belgian chocolate).

And occasionally I really miss these sandwiches myself,  since they were about as close as one could get to being a sloppy joe from a fast-food joint,  and I have never stopped being a fan of those.

Bell Beefer (Taco Sloppy Joe)

So you may see me go from haute sweetbread recipes to down-home comfort food. There is something in common here- and that is that these kinds of foods are hard to get unless you make them yourself. And you know, I get so very  tired of the  same old, same old. Everybody and  his brother always make the same things, mostly, I think, because they are probably afraid of being different, because different isn’t always proven out in guaranteed sales.

These are really quite easy to make, especially now that the  company is marketing some of their product to grocery stores. You can always make your own sauce and seasoning, or use another brand. It should taste pretty close. I know I would do that, and I also toast my buns- not something I recall them doing at the restaurant (although the memories of it are many years old now), but I do love a good toasted bun.

The  flavors on eating this refresh my memory a bit and it does taste the way I remember (except the toasted bun) but that part makes it even better. So for everyone who has been pining for one of these (now retro) sandwiches, here ya’ go. This is homestyle gourmet  and I love it.

Until next  time-


Bell Beefer (Taco Sloppy Joe)

Bell Beefer (Taco Sloppy Joe)

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Bell Beefer (Taco Sloppy Joe)

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 ounce packet Taco Bell original taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Taco Bell mild taco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Other Items:

  • 4-6 sandwich buns
  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • finely diced tomato
  • Taco Bell mild (or other spice level) taco sauce


  1. Brown ground beef and crumble; drain excess fat.
  2. Add taco seasoning, taco sauce, minced onion, tomato paste, sugar and 2 cups hot water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes on low. Raise heat and continue to cook, stirring, until liquid dissipates.
  4. Serve sandwich mixture on toasted buns with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, shredded cheese and extra taco sauce as desired.

From the kitchen of

Bell Beefer (Taco Sloppy Joe)

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Tulip Stairs

    Tulip Stairs

    The first geometric, self-supporting spiral staircase in Britain is in the Queen's House, Greenwich. It is 'geometric' because each step supports the stair... Read more

    The 24 June 2017 by   Carolineld
  • Playing Under the Sea at Palau by Jennifer Avventura

    Playing Under Palau Jennifer Avventura

    Last year, I was given a super-duper under water camera, and I’ve had a ton of fun playing under the sea at Palau, Sardinia, Italy. Read more

    The 24 June 2017 by   Jenniferavventura
  • How to Get a Thai Tax ID Without a Work Permit (Digital Nomads)

    Thai Without Work Permit (Digital Nomads)

    In this article, I am going to show you how to get your very own Thai tax ID to pay taxes in Thailand without having a work permit. I'll also explain in this... Read more

    The 24 June 2017 by   Harvie
  • Full Length Swimsuits Are This Summer Trends

    Full Length Swimsuits This Summer Trends

    This summer, the silhouette does not matter so much! Swimsuits in trends are so varied, from cuts and materials to prints, that choosing the most suitable... Read more

    The 24 June 2017 by   Poundtravel
  • Gremlin (2017)

    Gremlin (2017)

    Director: Ryan Bellgardt Writer: Ryan Bellgardt, Josh McKamie, Andy Swanson (Screenplay) Starring: Adam Hampton, Kristy K Boone, Catcher Stair, Katie Burgess,... Read more

    The 24 June 2017 by   Newguy
  • Bandcamp Bonanza – Strummed By Solstice

    Bandcamp Bonanza Strummed Solstice

    What a great week at camp we had. Just as Summer solstice slams us with record heat, the camp treasure chest opens its casket to uncover a rare combination of... Read more

    The 24 June 2017 by   Ripplemusic
  • Carpe Carmina Celebrates VIII (feat. Yarbo)

    Carpe Carmina Celebrates VIII (feat. Yarbo)

    Let's not shed a tear for today's the antepenultimate artistic contribution carpe carmina celebrates can present to you, on the contrary let's seize the moment... Read more

    The 24 June 2017 by   Vanessa Holthausen