I get requests to make this for every neighborhood get together. Thanks to my mother in law for this recipe made with ketchup and salsa! Super easy and delicious!

LV

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 sandwiches
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.

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  • Stir in ketchup, salsa, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, white vinegar, Dijon mustard, and hot sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, over low heat 20 to 30 minutes. Serve on potato rolls.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 46.2g 15% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterol 46.4mg 16% DV; sodium 1338.2mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2009
Other than sauteing an onion and a good amount of garlic in butter with the meat and adding a little liquid smoke, this is hands down the best sloppy joe filling I've ever had. I topped this with shredded sharp cheddar and toasted the buns a bit to make them hold up a little better. This is my new sloppy joe recipe. Even my husband who loves that nasty canned junk loved this. AWESOME. NOTE: If you don't like all that ketchup, think about cutting the ketchup in half and using either chili sauce or BBQ sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2011
The first bite was delicious. Next time I'll cut the vinegar in half! Wowza! Read More
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  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2009
Other than sauteing an onion and a good amount of garlic in butter with the meat and adding a little liquid smoke, this is hands down the best sloppy joe filling I've ever had. I topped this with shredded sharp cheddar and toasted the buns a bit to make them hold up a little better. This is my new sloppy joe recipe. Even my husband who loves that nasty canned junk loved this. AWESOME. NOTE: If you don't like all that ketchup, think about cutting the ketchup in half and using either chili sauce or BBQ sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
Oh, wow! Back in college, when I thought that Sloppy Joes grew in cans, the dish didn’t seem fit for human consumption. Now, I’m thinking that canned versions simply can’t compete with the real thing, plus … well, why waste money at the market when this dish is quick, easy & inexpensive? I recently made it for the 5th time and loved seeing my husband & guests return for more. When salsa hasn’t been onhand, Pico De Gallo (for which there are several excellent recipes at this site) has worked great, and on one occasion I used Rotel tomatoes (the type with lime juice & cilantro)—also excellent. I guess there’s no way to ruin this recipe, for which I’m *very* grateful to LV & her mom-in-law. (Thanks, as well, to photographer Avon Lady, whose shot portrays the dish 100% accurately—thick, non-greasy & delightful on big fluffy buns which, like another reviewer, I serve lightly toasted.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
Made these tonight on the advice of several on the RE and they didn't disappoint. I made a double batch and froze half for another time. I didn't measure the ketchup or salsa and think I might have used a bit less than the recipe states but I definitely got all the flavor. I also used white wine vinegar instead of plain vinegar. I added some red pepper flakes to mine for a bit of added top heat. I wasn't looking for a Southwest flavor in these and fortunately the salsa just adds the tomato and onion flavor. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2010
made as written very good.but next time I will use less catsup and will add 1/2 tsp chili powder and some garlic powder Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2012
Really quick and delicious. This was perfect for a hot evening since it's one pan and cooks quickly. I don't really like dijon mustard but I wanted to be true to the recipe so I added it. You can't detect it specifically and it probably did add to the overall taste so I am glad I put it in. I did add onion powder and garlic powder but it probably didn't need it so don't sweat it if you don't have any. Make it as written and enjoy! UPDATE: I now have custody of my 6 and 7 year old granddaughters. I was afraid these might be too spicy or tangy for them. I don't find them too spicy or tangy but I fixed them without the hot pepper and held my breath and my girls LOVED them! Fix them serve them enjoy them. This recipe is a winner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
I truly enjoyed this recipe. I was afraid the salsa might make it taste too "southwest" but it was just right... and I didn't have to add onions as I do on the recipe I usually use. It's tangy and sweet as sloppy joes are supposed to be. This one is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
I really like the addition of chunky salsa in this recipe instead of regular tomato sauce. I used thick and chunky hot salsa it was great. I served it on homemade rolls and with crisp potato wedges on the side. The entire family loved this one even our picky 2 year old. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
Wow. Seriously. This is THE only sloppy joe recipe I have ever liked. EVER. My picky husband even said they were REALLY REALLY good. Amazing! I did add some onion and hamburger seasoning to adjust for our tastes a bit, but it was only a bit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2010
Make a double batch and freeze it for another time....try this so good! This tasted so different from the canned stuff nice rich flavors. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2011
The first bite was delicious. Next time I'll cut the vinegar in half! Wowza! Read More
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