5 Ingredient Friday: The Sloppy Joe

There are meals that can be made in a simple way, or a more complex way. Sometimes you just want a quick meal and you don’t want to mess with a bunch of ingredients. Other times you want something that has a bunch of different flavors and to get that you have to use several ingredients. The Sloppy Joe is one of those recipes that I make that can either be simple or a little more complex.  Today I’m going to share the simple way with you. It only involves 5 ingredients and can made rather quickly! This is the Sloppy Joe that I grew up eating. My Mom has always made it this way.  Another day I’ll show you the more complex way that I make the Sloppy Joe.

  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • salt & pepper (freebies)
  • rolls

Brown the ground beef or ground turkey in a medium sized pan until it is cooked all the way through and there is no pink.

Add in the chopped onion and green pepper, stir. Cook until the vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes or so, stirring often.

Add in the can of tomato soup (do not add water) and stir until it’s incorporated.

Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or so, stirring every so often so it doesn’t stick to the pan. Give it a taste, and season with salt and pepper, as needed.

Serve on your favorite roll!


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