Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes from FavFamilyRecipes.comThe last 2 summers our parents served an LDS mission at the Heber Valley Girls Camp in Northern Utah. They would always be calling us and telling us all the different recipes they had at their weekly potluck with the other missionaries but this is one in-particular that they raved about. When my mom showed me the recipe I was like “Oh, yeah, sure Mom.. I will have to make this sometime”.. but kept putting it off  (I admit, I was fine with the old “Manwich” stuff). Finally she gave up on trying to get me to make them myself and she made them for me. I think the thing that made me most skeptical was the Tomato Soup… um.. yeah.. that sounded really weird to put in homemade sloppy Joes BUT I was truly amazed at how GOOD these were! The tomato soup really just takes the place of your tomato sauce or tomato paste that you would usually use in sloppy joes, so if you think of it that way it doesn’t seem so weird. These were full of flavor and I can honestly say I will probably never buy sloppy Joe sauce in a can again! Use this recipe to make Sloppy Joe Cups and it will take them to a whole new level.
(makes appx. 8-10 sloppy joes depending on the size of the buns)

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes


  • 2 Lbs. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can condensed tomato soup
  • 3/4 c. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 8-10 hamburger buns


  • Fry ground beef, onion, and green pepper in a large skillet until onions become clear and beef is browned. Add tomato soup, ketchup, mustard, sugar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Simmer for at LEAST 30 mintues. The longer you simmer, the better it will be!



    • I made these last night from this recipe. Two things: First, the recipe doesn’t tell you but DO drain the hamburger/onion/green pepper fat from the pan before adding the other ingredients. I didn’t since I follow recipes exactly and it was a fatty mess but still yummy. Second thing, I could NOT find a 15 oz. can of condense tomato soup so I used two 10 3/4 oz. cans of Campbells to make 15 ounces. The sandwiches were superb!

  1. I tried these as well .. I changed it a little and used a small yellow and a small orange pepper instead of green one . Then i used tomato bisque soup . I also used the dried onions from a packet of beefy onion soup mix that i had sifted out the powdered beef from and kept the onion part and used it in the browning of the meat and peppers.. Also i used a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce .. I also added to the sauce a TBSP and a half of brown sugar and a packet of splenda. Yummy :) Oh and i only used about 1 pounds 7ozs of beef instead of 2lbs made plenty for our family of 4. and some left over..


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