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Gumbo Joes Recipe

Gumbo Joes Recipe

The guys in our family like to spoon the zesty beef filling over both halves of the roll and eat it with a fork. Now that I no longer work outside of the home, I find myself in the kitchen reading recipes, cooking and baking. - Shirley Wranosky, Eagle River, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed chicken gumbo soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 sandwich rolls, split


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the soup, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, horseradish, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Spoon onto rolls. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 344 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 904 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Gumbo Joes

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"I've made this recipe many times now. It is our favorite "sloppy joe" recipe. I use one tablespoon vinegar instead of three and one whole green pepper instead of 1/4 cup. I often use 2 lbs of beef because that is how we package our burger and it still has enough sauce. It also tastes great on top of baking powder or 7-Up biscuits."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Omitted the white vinegar & bay leaf. Very delicious! No leftovers! Excellent recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009

"I would love to try these, but cannot find condensed chicken gumbo soup in my area...any substitution ideas?"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2008

"This was good, but a little too sweet for our tastes. Didn't taste much like gumbo."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2008

"Sounds delicious!! I cannot wait to try it, I just hope I can find condensed chicken gumbo soup."

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