Sloppy Joe Soup

In my opinion, almost any recipe can be transformed into soup, often with just a simple tweak or two. For Sloppy Joe Soup, I take an old favorite and replace the bun with broth for a hearty bowlful of sloppy goodness. It couldn’t be easier!

Sloppy Joe Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a Dutch oven or soup pot, brown the ground beef, onion and celery over medium-low heat until beef is cooked and vegetables are soft - about 7 minutes
  2. Drain fat
  3. Add mustard, sugar, Worcestershire, vinegar and ketchup and mix well
  4. Pour in beef broth and bring mixture to a boil
  5. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally

Looking for the perfect pot to cook up your next batch of soup? I recommend the Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. It comes in 11 different colors and is an excellent value for the price.

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