Rating: 4.54 stars
126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

A tasty change from tomato sauce based version.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • In large skillet over medium heat, brown meat. Drain any grease from pan.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 14.7g; carbohydrates 4.8g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 58.3mg; sodium 523.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (127)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
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!! Read More
(70)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/20/2009
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. Read More
(3)
126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
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!! Read More
(70)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2006
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! Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
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. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2005
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. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2002
This recipe is by far my favorite for sloppy joes. My mother used to make it but I had been unable to find it anywhere. Thank you for submitting this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
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. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2011
This is almost exactly the sloppy joes I had growing up and I didnt remember how much I loved these until I made them again. In this hectic fast paced times it is nice to go back to simple and good. The only thing I do different is I omit the water and add onion a little more ketsup to taste. These are so simple and they go together in minutes. Im so happy I found this recipe again. I hope you are as pleased with these as I was. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/20/2009
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. Read More
(3)