Ever since I can remember my Mom has been making her delicious Sloppy Joes the same way and our family loves them! They’re a little different than the normal Sloppy Joes because she uses a can of chicken gumbo soup and a touch of dried thyme, which makes these messy sandwiches incredibly good. She got this recipe from her sister-in-law over 50 years, now that’s a tried and true family recipe!
If you’re tired of regular Sloppy Joes and you’re looking for a new tasty recipe, give my Mom’s recipe a try then you be the judge. They’re also a healthy dinner because they’re low in fat and calories, when made with ground sirloin.
My Mom’s Sloppy Joes have lean ground beef with pieces of onion simmered in a savory broth of chicken gumbo soup that’s kissed with a touch of dried thyme.
Now, get ya some soft homemade hamburger buns or fresh ones from a local bakery and take a big bite! Using a fork is totally optional.
- 1 pound ground sirloin 90/10, or other ground beef
- 1 small or medium onion, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme, or to taste
- 1 (10.75 oz) can condensed chicken gumbo soup
- ½ can water (5 - 6 ounces)
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- In a dutch oven or skillet over high heat, brown the ground sirloin with the chopped onion.
- Add the salt, pepper and dried thyme, stir thoroughly. Add the chicken gumbo soup, ½ can water, ketchup and mustard. Stir again and bring to a simmer over high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium-low but keep the mixture at a simmer. Cook uncovered approximately 20 minutes, or until desired thickness. Serve on regular or homemade hamburger buns.
Interesting links on beef:
- My helpful tips for freezing and safely handling ground beef
- About Food shares on understanding Ground Beef Labels and their different percentages of fat.
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