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Bar-B-Q Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins


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"Simple, tasty, quick...if your family likes sloppy joes, this one is for you!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef; drain fat.
  2. Pour in tomato and French onion soups. Fill each can a quarter full with water to rinse the cans out. Pour into meat mixture. Add ketchup and brown sugar. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2003

This was as good as others said it was. The only problem is that I found it to be a little more runny than I would have liked, even after simmering for a few hours. I remied this by adding 1/8 cup or so of flour. Next time I'll cut down on the water. Also, after I browned the ground beef and added the ingredients, I put it in the crock pot to simmer for several hours.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 08, 2006

Like another reviewer I used the powdered onion soup mix instead of canned. I also ommited the brown sugar, and put in a dash of hot sauce instead. Turned out great, my husband liked it better than Manwich.

Oct 24, 2003

I didn't have any French onion soup, so I substituted a package of dry onion soup mix. It was really good. It tastes like Manwich only better because it's home-made!

Oct 21, 2003

This was very easy, and since it was a LOT of beef and I didn't want to halve it and waste the soups, I did as another reviewer suggested and froze the leftovers for a quick dinner later. I absolutely loved this. These smelled wonderful, and tasted like the sloppy joes I used to eat at the school cafeteria as a kid that I loved soooooo much. My husband thought they were a little too sweet (I disagree) which is why this gets only 4 stars instead of 5s. Kids are sure to love this as well. I did also add about 1/4 tsp of garlic powder.

Oct 22, 2010

This was super easy and mighty tasty. The only thing I will do differently next time is NOT use the Lipton onion soup mix that others recommended (instead of the canned) and follow the recipe EXACTLY. Not sure where the taste buds are of the instant soup fans or why I deviated when I had the canned variety in the pantry, but do yourself a favor and follow this AS WRITTEN for an "out of the park" easy meal.

Jan 17, 2006

This was a great recipe. I omitted the extra water, and used an undrained 10oz can of diced tomatoes instead. Also, I didn't have canned onion soup, so I made up 1/2 a pack of onion soup mix, using half the correct amount of water, so it would be concentrated. Myself and the kids loved it, husband thought is was way too sweet, thus the 4 stars. I took a picture and submitted it, so that's what it looks like with the tomatoes.

Nov 23, 2014

This is GREAT!! Only thing I did different was also added a dry packet of french onion soup mix (both cans of soup as instructed AND the packet). and barely used any water so it thickened perfecty! you can always add a little water as it simmers if it needs. It gets even better the next day - flavors really soak in overnight. GREAT MEAL!!! it freezes well too

Aug 23, 2003

The second time I made this I added some hot sauce and it really gave it a kick that my entire family enjoyed.


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  • Calories
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 21.5 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 29.3 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 844 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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