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Sloppy Junk Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Sloppy Junk

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"My mom used to make this variation of sloppy joes, which our family preferred. It is not for the health conscious, but it is very good. It can be eaten on bread as sandwiches, or served over rice. Top with sour cream or French onion dip. The French onion dip is good if you want a little more zip to it. It is actually even better the second day."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    35 mins


  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until brown. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  2. Cook the ground chuck in the same skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain and return the ground chuck to the skillet. Stir in bacon, cream of mushroom soup, and American cheese until cheese has melted; serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 14, 2007

Great recipe for the leftover stuff. It tastes just like it sounds it would. If you like food that goes a long way "cost wise", this is it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 21, 2011

Sorry to say, but not very good at all. No real flavor and very heavy.

Nov 22, 2010

The kids really liked this. It's almost like a version we already did, but we normally add 1/2 can of water or milk, a splash of soy sauce and mix it in with some noodles. I will cut down on the bacon and add a splash of milk next time I make this, as some other reviewers suggested. We also use a similar recipe to this but we top it with frozen tater tots and shredded cheese and bake it in the oven at 350 for 35 min. Oh the things one can do with ground meat and cream of mushroom soup. YUM

Aug 14, 2007

My family really liked this recipe. I think that 1 lb of bacon is too much though and will cut it back a little next time. It made it too salty. I also had to add just a dribble of milk to thin it down a little. Otherwise it was very good with enough left for lunch the next day. I will make it again.

Feb 24, 2015

As written I can only give this a 3. I love me some bacon but an entire pound would have been entirely too much. I used 4 pieces and instead of adding it back to the ground beef mixture, I chose to keep it out and then just crumble a piece on top of each sandwich. To cut back on some of the heaviness I also did not add 4 slices of American cheese but used the shredded in a bag and again sprinkled over each sandwich rather than adding to the pot.

Jan 23, 2008

Wow this was heavy, although I should have guessed as much. We ate it over rice, and it was too much, but I think as a sandwich it would have been easier. It was good! And the recipe is a good basis to play around with. Next time, I will use ground turkey to lighten it up a bit.


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  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 905 mg
  • 36%

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

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