These Quick & Easy Sloppy Joes have been a family favorite for years. They’re my go-to recipe on so many occasions. Slightly sweet, slightly tangy and so, so good.
(Originally posted June 3, 2016)
I think Sloppy Joes are one of those foods that people either love or hate, depending on how they’re made. Sometimes I think they get a bad rap, but I have always loved them, even when my mom made them with Manwich instead of her homemade version. I think sloppy joes are definitely one of those nostalgic comfort foods, don’t you?
This recipe is so simple and can easily be adjusted to fit your tastebuds. It calls for a can of chicken gumbo soup (please don’t freak out) which might seem kind of weird, but it makes these so good. My boys love them and I love knowing that I can make them for dinner and won’t have any complaints.
These Quick & Easy Sloppy Joes have saved me many times over the years during our school Book Fairs that I was in charge of for years. Without fail, I would make these sloppy joes one of the nights I’d be gone and then put the meat in my slow cooker on warm so dinner would be ready whenever my boys wanted to eat.
Sometimes I put a butter on the buns and toast them on a griddle or skillet. It’s not necessary, but it gives a little bit of crispness to the sandwiches, aaaand doesn’t butter just make things a whole lot better?
With school out now and your kids home possibly driving you crazy, quick and easy meals like this are much needed. Oh and potato chips are a must. It’s kind of like peanut butter and jam go together, we think sloppy joes and potato chips definitely go together.
These are also our Halloween tradition. My mother-in-law made them every year for Halloween and I’ve kept the tradition going now that she doesn’t do it anymore.
If you ask any of my boys, they will tell you these are truly the best sloppy joes around!Print