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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef; drain fat.

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  • 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.

  • Let simmer for 30 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; protein 29.3g 59% DV; carbohydrates 41.7g 13% DV; fat 21.5g 33% DV; cholesterol 83.5mg 28% DV; sodium 843.8mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2006
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. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
The second time I made this I added some hot sauce and it really gave it a kick that my entire family enjoyed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2014
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
It was really easy to make and very good. I topped mine with shredded cheese. I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2007
This was a great recipe! I too thought it was a little to runny so instead of simmering it for 30 minutes I set the burner on high and was able to boil off the excess liquid in a few minutes. It turned out to have a really good consistency. Easy to prepare and very tasty. We will be doing this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2006
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. Read More
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