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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Salsa Sloppy Joes

Chicken Legs loves Sloppy Joes. I am not a huge fan. I make them for him, but I haven't really found "the recipe" for me. Well, this might be it. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and traced the original back to Taste of Home. It was super quick and really delicious.

I was had my concerns when I made this. I thought there was way too much liquid in the pan. I didn't give up on it. I let it simmer uncovered for about 10-15 minutes and it thickened up perfectly. The level of heat in these Sloppy Joes will all depend on how hot the salsa is that you use. I used Trader Joe's salsa and this wasn't overly spicy. If you are sensitive to heat, be sure to use a mild salsa.

Salsa Sloppy Joes
adapted from Taste of Home
serves 4
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed tomato soup
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • hamburger buns, toasted

In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain fat. Return meat to pan.  Stir in salsa, soup and brown sugar. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve on buns.

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  1. I think I'll do these as a wrap with some cheese. Just to change it up from normal Sloppy Joes.

  2. I, too, have yet to fall in love with regular sloppy joes. However, I use salsa to cook all the time and this sounds delicious! P.S. Are those frozen Checker's brand seasoned fries?? Those are our favorite fries!!! We dip them in thousand island :)

    1. those are the frozen Checkers fries - they are my favorite!!


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