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Gumbo Joes

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
To make Gumbo Joes a complete meal, serve them with baked beans, potato salad, pickles and a gelatin salad.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 344 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 904mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • PrairieAnn
    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.

  • devilgrrl
    Dec 22, 2010

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

  • FriedaG
    Jan 18, 2010

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  • Ann 85
    Jan 26, 2009

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

  • msgrneyz2
    Sep 9, 2008

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

  • pumpkin teeth
    Feb 3, 2008

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

  • KayeLynn
    Feb 2, 2008

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