Sloppy joe on a plate
Canned Tomato Soup Is The Comforting Shortcut To Delicious Sloppy Joes
Sloppy joes, sandwiches made with loose ground beef in a tomato-based sauce, can have a long ingredient list. However, you can use canned tomato soup as an easy shortcut.
Canned tomato soup gives sloppy joes a richer flavor than tomato paste or tomato sauce. It's as easy as adding a can of tomato soup and simmering it with a few other ingredients.
Campbell's has a recipe on their website that calls for ground beef, canned condensed tomato soup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic powder.
Depending on the recipe, and how sweet you like your sloppy joes, you may want to omit brown sugar after adding canned tomato soup.
One thing to be aware of is whether the tomato soup you're using is condensed or not. A non-condensed soup will have a lot of extra liquid.
To ensure the right consistency for your sloppy joes, you'll want to let the sauce cook long enough to thicken a little. Then serve your sloppy joes on a classic hamburger bun.