Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
no time for long lists of ingredients? If you count the salt, and pepper, this one has 6 ingredients. No time consuming preparations. Granny makes em, and kids love em. Hint: don't want to chop onions? Buy them frozen.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can chicken gumbo soup, no water
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomato soup, no water
- Mix together ground beef, and onion,and fry til done.
- Add rest of ingredients.
- Simmer til hot.
- Serve on hamburger buns.
I have been using this recipe for 50 years. The only difference is that I try to use fresh tomatoes (blanched and diced). If you can boil water (for blanching) and brown hamburger, you can make this come out good every time. Truth is that I use tomatoes with skin some of the time and canned diced tomatoes too. It's a very forgiving recipe.
Adjust the spices to your liking. My elementary school (in the '60's) made sloppy joe's but they always added some spice that had a weird aftertaste. This recipe is better.
This is the recipe we have used at our house for over 40 years, though I add a tsp of mustard, a tblsp of catsup and a couple shakes of chili powder....awesome!