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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tammycookblogsbooks 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 57710
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

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

dalelane 68727
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"The best I ever made. And easy."

sd20 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 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 68726
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

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

Sylvester90 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 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 61579
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

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

jponce23 132739
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"I make this all the time for my husband, especially on football days. This is delicious and it's super simple to make. I add spicy salsa and extra brown sugar in the sloppy joes for a hot and tangy sloppy joe."

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