Cranberry Sloppy Joes Recipe

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This recipe will change up the regular sloppy joe's your family is use to. The cranberry adds something special to these sandwiches.—Alice Davis, Wilmington, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Hamburger buns, split and toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 164 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook beef, celery and onion until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain. Stir in soup, cranberry sauce, salt, chili powder and hot pepper sauce. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon into buns. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Sloppy Joes in Country Woman September/October 1992, p35

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apschwartz User ID: 1393337 247567
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"Easy and filling. I used a larger can of cranberry sauce (14 oz) and really liked to tangy flavor it gave to the dish. Will definitely make again!"

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