Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Quick and easy with a great spicy and sweet flavor, perfect for a busy weekday. One of my family's favorites.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons mccormick hot shot seasoning (or 1 tsp each cayenne or red pepper and black pepper)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (I prefer the hot mexican style for the extra kick)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 14 cup brown sugar
  • 30 ounces condensed tomato soup


  1. Brown the meat, breaking it up, until all fat has disappeard.
  2. Lower heat to medium and add the Hot Shot, salt, chili powder and flour.
  3. Mix well to distribute the flour throughout the meat.
  4. Stir in the tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar.
  5. Continue to simmer and stir until thickened.
  6. The longer you let it simmer, the better the flavors will bond.
  7. It will thicken a bit more during cooling.
  8. This feeds 5 good eaters.


Most Helpful

Excellent, I have never been a fan of sloppy joe's but this one will make me one.

Jacqueline in KY May 21, 2006

We really liked this spicy version of Sloppy Joes. It has more of a spicy Mexican flair than the traditional BBQ flavor. I reduced the recipe to only prepare half. I was unsure what the hotshot seasoning was so decided it was cayenne (red) and regular black pepper. I reduced the cayenne by half again and it was plenty spicy :O I served this with your potato salad recipe and a marinated cucumber salad. I would make the sloppy joes again. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Susie D October 13, 2005

An amazing quick and easy recipe - just what we needed for Sunday night dinner. I wasn't sure what 'Hot Shots' seasoning was so used a bit of cajun mix and chipotle chilli powder for an amazing smokey flavour. A keeper for us! Thanks!

Jewelies November 14, 2004

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