Onion Loose-Meat Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Since it uses French onion soup, this loose-meat sandwich recipe doesn't have the typical flavor of most sloppy joes. My sisters and I rely on this recipe from Mom on days when there's little time to cook. —Kathy Petorsky, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Onion Loose-Meat Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 6 to 8 hamburger buns, split
  • Sliced cheddar cheese and dill pickles, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Spoon onto buns; top with cheese and pickles if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 253 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.