Easy Salsa Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Easy Salsa Sloppy Joes Recipe

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I created these sandwiches when I realized I did not have a can of sloppy joe sauce. The sweet brown sugar in this recipe complements the tangy salsa. —Mrs. Krista E Collins, Concord, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/3 cups salsa
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 271 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in salsa, soup and brown sugar. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve on buns.
    Freeze option: Cool and place in a freezer container; freeze up to 3 months. To use, thaw beef mixture in refrigerator; place in a saucepan and heat through. Serve on buns.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Salsa Sloppy Joes in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p13

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015 Edited Oct. 30, 2015

"I tried this for something different because I already have a favorite regular sloppy joe recipe. My family really liked it. This is very easy and quick to put together."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Very yummy & easy too! I will definitely make them again.."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"The best I ever made. And easy."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Used mild salsa and 2 tbsp of brown sugar instead of 1. Easy to make and good for something a little different from the normal sloppy joes!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"Read this recipe this morning and went to the store for salsa and buns as I knew I wanted to try ASAP. It is very good. Simply easy."

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