Easy Sloppy Joes

A sloppy joe on a camp plate consisting of ground beef sauce in a burger roll.

Sloppy Joes are a classic American dish that is effectively a seasoned ground beef sauce served in a roll. This simple family favorite makes it a quick and easy camp meal with only a few ingredients needed.

The flavor can be adjusted by varying the condensed soup(s) used and the type of salsa, with options, also varying from hot to mild. Additional flavors can come from beef stock powder, sauces such as BBQ, and spices.

This recipe can be multiplied easily making it ideal for a lunch gathering for a large family camp or Scout troop. The simple ingredients also make it a great option for budget-conscious meals and events.

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A Dutch oven filled with cooked sloppy joe beef sauce.
The simple sloppy joe filling can be made in a Dutch oven or in a pot over gas.
A dutch oven with browned ground beef and the tomato soup added but not yet stirred through.
This simple recipe only has a few ingredients including ground beef, condensed tomato soup, and salsa.
A colander over as tray containing drained beef fat and juice.
Draining the fat and juice off the ground beef makes it less runny and the roll less soggy.
A Dutch oven over orange hot coals with raw ground beef in it.
Make sure the Dutch oven is pre-heated for the best cooking results.
A sloppy joe on a camp plate consisting of ground beef sauce in a burger roll.
A sloppy joe is a ground beef sauce served in a bread roll, often topped with cheese.

Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe

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A sloppy joe on a camp plate consisting of ground beef sauce in a burger roll.
Sloppy Joes are a classic American dish that is effectively seasoned ground beef served in a roll, making it a quick and easy camp meal. Perfect to be cooked in a Dutch oven.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseLunch
DifficultySeasoned
MethodSimmer
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 rolls (burger or hot dog work well)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Equipment

  • 12 inch Dutch oven

Directions

  • Preheat the Dutch oven to a hot temperature.
  • Add the ground beef and cook, occasionally stirring, until brown. Drain any excess grease or liquids.
  • Mix the condensed tomato soup and salsa with the browned ground beef.
  • Serve the sloppy joe mix in the rolls then top with the shredded cheese.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 1257mgCalcium: 254mgVitamin C: 11mgVitamin A: 883IUSugar: 13gFiber: 3gPotassium: 909mgCholesterol: 109mgCalories: 644kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 14gFat: 35gProtein: 33gCarbohydrates: 49gIron: 14mg

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Dutch Oven outdoor camp cooking has been part of my life for the past 15 years. I love the versatility of the black pots. I am forever pushing the boundaries on what you can cook in them.

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