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My Mom is a legend because of her amazing Sloppy Joe recipe! It’s always a crowd-pleaser, and it is actually one of the easiest things to throw together! 

The secret ingredient is the Homade (brand) chili sauce. If you cannot find this chili sauce, DO NOT use any other brand of chili sauce. It’s just not nearly as good with a different brand. Trust me. This chili sauce is a Utah original, but it looks like it’s sold all over the nation now! But I do apologize to all those of you who won’t be able to find this at your grocery store. It can be found on Amazon (for a pretty penny). Feel free to comment below and tell me where you live and what store you have found this at, so others can come back and reference it!

Note: when I demonstrated this on my Instagram stories, I used 1.3 pounds of ground beef. To accommodate that, I used the entire can of tomato soup. Also, I tried out the Kroger brand of tomato soup (as opposed to Campbell’s) and was pleasantly surprised. The soup had no BPA, no corn syrup, and fewer preservatives. 👍🏼

Momma’s Sloppy Joes

Prep: 5 min Cook: 10 min Total Time: 15 min
Servings: 6-8

The legendary Sloppy Joe recipe! Trust me, such a crowd-pleaser. 

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 of a white/yellow onion
  • 2/3 of a 10 3/4 oz. can of tomato soup (or the whole can if you like it saucier)
  • 1 jar of Homade Chili Sauce


  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and the onion until each is cooked through and onion is translucent. 

  2. Add the tomato soup and the chili sauce. Stir to combine. 

  3. Turn heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Fill some hamburger buns with meat mixture, and enjoy!


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14 Responses

  1. Just found you can order a case of 12 jars of the Homemade Chili Sauce from Walmart for $35.88. That’s $2.99 a jar. I saw it selling on Amazon for way more…as much as $10.91 for just one jar!

    1. Cadie,
      Wow so good to know! I am all about getting things for a good price. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  2. I live near Portland, Oregon and I found the chili sauce at Winco! I’m so excited to try out this recipe over the weekend.

  3. We made this for dinner tonight and it’s delicious (no more Manwich for us). Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I would have never thought to put these ingredients together, but it made a wonderful meal we enjoyed with friends tonight! I live in Texas and found this chili sauce at Tom Thumb.

    1. Audra, I am so glad they worked out well for you guys! It really means a lot when you come back and tell me! Also, come thanks for the tip that you found them at Tom Thumb.

  5. Oh my gosh just made these and they are AMAZING!!!!! Definitely beats manwhich by far, as my husband says he doesn’t have to add ketchup to these. I even made a double batch thinking I would have left overs and not a chance. We couldn’t eat it fast enough and the whole house smells incredible!!! So good and so glad we found this recipe and the sauce on Amazon. Totally worth it. Will be a staple in our house for sure. Thank you thank you thank you Amber. Next trying your cinnamon rolls Christmas morning 😋

  6. I saw your IG story last week and knew that I had to try the recipe. Being unable to find the chili sauce in MN, I ordered 2 jars from Amazon to give the recipe a try. Not only was this fast and easy, the flavor was amazing! I will make sure to keep the ingredients on hand from now on.

    1. Hi Gail! That made my day. Thanks for coming back to tell me. I am so glad you were able to find the chili sauce and you enjoyed the recipe.

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