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Easy Salsa Sloppy Joes

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


  • 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


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 271 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Katy's mom
    Oct 25, 2020

    The salsa is a good idea, but the tomato soup and brown sugar would make it too sweet for my family's tastes. I'll stick with my own recipe but add in some of our favorite salsa the next time I make sloppy joes.

  • SColson132
    Apr 21, 2020

    Excellent recipe (with or without the brown sugar)!

  • Victoria
    Jan 19, 2019

    I made a similar recipe when I realized I didn't have sloppy joe mix but most of these ingredients. 1 lb of turkey meat, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 8 oz of mixed mushroom finely diced, and one small vidalia onion finely diced. Put all in a skillet and lightly browned, Drain, add salsa, about 2 Tablespoon spicy honey mustard, 1/2 cup of ketchup. Turn up heat stirring occasionally. When it starts to bubble. Turn down to a simmer, taste - adjust seasoning, Let it thicken for about 30 minutes. Serve on toasted buns!

  • kclou13
    Mar 9, 2018

    No comment left

  • Kdorfman
    Mar 14, 2017

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

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Oct 23, 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
    Aug 18, 2014

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

  • dalelane
    Jul 8, 2014

    The best I ever made. And easy.

  • sd20
    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
    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.