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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Kdorfman User ID: 7269420 263463
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2017

"Very easy to make and tasted delicious. It called for 1 lb of meat ....but I used 1.5 lbs"

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 235471
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."

miw User ID: 7181521 57710
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

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

dalelane User ID: 4497238 68727
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"The best I ever made. And easy."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 146830
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!"

littlealexwoman User ID: 4899607 57708
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."

fredle User ID: 7633095 68726
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"my kids like this better than store bought sloppy joes."

Sylvester90 User ID: 5984649 61582
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"This was quick, easy and REALLY tasty! I made it exactly as written with medium salsa. I got rave reviews from my husband! I will definitely make this again!"

mints98 User ID: 5585150 53137
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"I am hosting a baby shower next week and was looking for a quick and easy (but tasty joe); we tried a double batch of this last night for dinner; treated our carpet installers to a trial run ... they loved it! This multiplies perfectly! 8 lbs ground beef, 8 cans tomato soup, 4 jars (24 oz. chunky salsa), and 1/2 cup brown sugar will make 64 sandwiches on hamburger buns. Thank you Krista! I am also serving the ranch pasta salad in the picture ... we've been making that all summer, and love it just as much!"

123nancy User ID: 4991721 61579
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"My husband and I loved it. I made it with hot salsa so it had a bite to it."

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