Soupy Joes Recipe
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In Mesa, Arizona, Patricia Novak uses a can of vegetable soup to dress up her sloppy joes. "When our children were growing up, I served these quick-to-fix sandwiches for lunch or a fast dinner with salad and dessert," she says. "Even today, my husband asks for them."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed vegetable soup, undiluted
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 284 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 861mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the soup, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes. Serve on buns. Yield: 6 sandwiches.
Originally published as Soupy Joes in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p42

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love4pawedangels User ID: 3888806 23339
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"Why does this come up under vegetarian? To all veggies, just sub the ground beef for meat crumbles and use a vegetarian vegetable soup!"

darlene kelley User ID: 2578404 28132
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2008

"I was looking for a vegetarian recipe...this has meat."

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