Soupy Joes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 sandwiches

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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."


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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