So, back to the recipe, I saw on my can of tomato soup, the good ole Campbells website. On the website, I saw a perfect "back to school" recipe, what great timing, since the fall season has started, thus it became my inspiration for this meal.
This is an adaption of recipe called "Back to School Sloppy Joes" from Campbell's website here.
Tomato Soup Sloppy JoesIngredients:
3/4 cup frozen recipe helper (basically an equal mix of chopped celery, onion, and peppers)
1 lb ground beef
1/4 tp garlic powder
2 tbps ketchup
2 tbps brown sugar
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
small can of tomato soup
1 tbps water
salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, begin to brown ground beef and add in the frozen celery, onion, and pepper mixture. Next, add in garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Once meat is thoroughly browned and vegetables are tender, drain any extra fat off your meat. Next, add in Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and add about 3/4 of the can of soup.
Stir until well combined and simmer for about 15 minutes until flavors are mingled together. I ended up using almost the whole can of soup, but it really depends on how thick or saucy you'd like your sloppy joes to be. I also added in a bit of water (about a tablespoon or so) towards the end to avoid the sloppy joes from sticking on the pan and to create a bit more "sauce" in the pan.
We serve it on a bun usually, but it is also fairly tasty the next day on top of a bed of salad greens or my daughter's favorite way to eat it, on top of tortilla chips or Fritos corn chips!