Sweet Sloppy Joes

Kelli Thomas


This is my Mother's sloppy joe recipe that I grew up with as a kid. I'm not sure where she got it from, but this is by far my family's favorite sloppy joe. There is a hint of brown sugar that makes them sweet and delicious! This is a great quick and easy meal when I have one that needs to go to swim and another that needs to go to dance. :)


★★★★★ 2 votes

5 Min
10 Min


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 can(s)
    chicken gumbo soup
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    light brown sugar
  • 8
    hamburger buns

How to Make Sweet Sloppy Joes


  1. Brown beef in skillet, drain.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 5 mins.
  3. Serve on hamburger buns.

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About Sweet Sloppy Joes

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #sloppy #JOE

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