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Sloppy Joes I Recipe

Sloppy Joes I

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"A tasty change from tomato sauce based version."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In large skillet over medium heat, brown meat. Drain any grease from pan.
  2. Stir in soup, ketchup, yellow mustard, water, salt and pepper. Turn heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered for about 1 hour until liquid is absorbed and mixture is thickened.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2003

AWESOME!! I still added the small can of tomato paste, and added 1 TBLS (or more to taste) of brown sugar (we like the touch of sweetness it brings to the meal). GREAT STUFF! We liked topping our sloppy joes with cheese and/or pickles but they taste great as is!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 20, 2009

i made this recipe for a wedding shower for my daughter but it was awful. thank god i made it the day before so i could do some heavy duty doctoring up of it. it was so blah.

Jul 18, 2006

This is a version of my classic recipe. I dice-up a small onion & brown it together w/1lb. lean ground beef. Drain off any excess fat. Add 1/2tsp. salt, 1/4tsp. ground black pepper, 4T. catsup, 1tsp. wet or dry mustard, 1 can condensed Chicken Gumbo soup & 1/4c. water. You simmer without a lid for about 20min. Another variation is to use 1can vegetable soup & 1/4c. catsup, instead of the Chicken Gumbo soup. Make certain you let this thicken up!

Jan 09, 2004

I made this recipe back in the 60's when I was in Girl Scouts! I forgot about it until recently. Sometimes we just scoop this up with corn chips instead of putting it on buns. This is a good and easy recipe!!

Jul 13, 2003

Thank you SO much. My mother always made sloppy joes this way and I haven't had them for years! This recipe is not only wonderful but it brought back many fond memories.

Aug 05, 2005

I too had this as a child, we called it "Wimpy Burgers". My friends loved coming to my home for this because none of their mothers made it. I too, added 1 TBS worstershire, just a personal preferance, is very good without it as well. Thanks so much for submitting this, brought back fond memories.

Oct 19, 2006

We love this recipe for sloppy joe's. The more traditional tomato based ones can be overpowering at times. My VERY PICKY daughter actually asks me to make these! A very good quick meal on ballgame nites!

Sep 25, 2007

Very easy recipe that my mom used to make. She would sauteed a small onion before adding the ground beef and add a small amount of chili powder for a little extra taste. This will always be my favorite recipe from my mom.


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  • Calories
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 14.7 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 524 mg
  • 21%

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

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