Make Ahead

My Mom's Sloppy Joes

December 30, 2013
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  • Serves 6 - 8
Author Notes

My elementary school served Sloppy Joes on Thursdays and my brother and I just loved them. It took our mother a few years to achieve the recipe at home but once she had it, these were a family treat until we had all left home for college. Not exactly health food, my Mom served them only on occasional Thursday nights and always as a surprise. —chris

What You'll Need
  • 1.5 pounds ground chuck or ground round
  • 1.5 large brown or yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Large Can Campbell's Tomato Soup
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 6 - 8 hamburger buns with sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  1. In large saute pan, brown meat and drain off fat.
  2. Add chopped onion to meat and mix lightly.
  3. Sprinkle garlic salt and orgeano and basil across meat onion mix.
  4. Stir in canned soup and sugar.
  5. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer until sauce is reduced and thickened (will not pour).
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luvcookbooks December 31, 2013
luv sloppy joes