Best Sloppy Joe with Chicken Gumbo Soup

Sloppy Joes are a classic weeknight dinner recipe and this simply recipe makes a delicious Sloppy Joe with Chicken Gumbo Soup! You’ll love this delicious twist on a timeless classic sloppy joe recipe.

Sloppy Joe with Chicken Gumbo Soup on a white plate with potato chips on the side.

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I’d never heard of making sloppy joes with chicken gumbo soup until I moved to Minnesota and learned how to make them this way from my mother-in-law. It’s become a family favorite and the only way we make sloppy joes now!

With only 5 ingredients, it’s the best easy sloppy joe recipe ever!

Ingredients for Sloppy Joe with Chicken Gumbo Soup

There are only 5 ingredients in this delicious sloppy joe recipe!

Ground Beef – This is a staple in my freezer so I always have it on hand.

Onion – I use yellow onion but feel free to use whatever you’ve got on hand.

Ketchup – I mean with 4 kids I always have this in the fridge and pantry.

Yellow Mustard – Yellow mustard works best but you can substitute dijon if that’s what you have!

Chicken Gumbo Soup – This is the magic in this recipe. I almost always have a few cans on it on hand in my pantry as this Sloppy Joe with Chicken Gumbo Soup recipe is a regular in my meal planning.

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I love simply recipes and this one couldn’t get easier.

Grab a skillet and brown your ground beef. Meanwhile, dice the onion and then add to the skillet.

Cook the ground beef and onions until well combined.

Reduce heat to medium-low and add the ketchup, mustard and chicken gumbo soup. Stir until well combined and heat through.

Serve on hamburger buns with sliced cheese and pickles as optional toppings!


Sloppy Joe with Chicken Gumbo Soup on a white plate with potato chips.

Sloppy Joe with Chicken Gumbo Soup

By: April
This easy Sloppy Joe recipe will become a family favorite in no time! Perfect for a weeknight meal, you'll love adding this to your weekly meal plan.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 615 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 10.5 ounce cans condensed chicken gumbo soup
  • 6 Hamburger Buns for serving
  • Optional Toppings: sliced cheese and pickle slices


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef.
  • Add the onion and continue cooking until the onion is soft and the meat is well browned.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low.
  • Add the ketchup, chicken gumbo soup, and mustard and stir until well combined and heated through.
  • Serve on hamburger buns with pickles and sliced cheese if preferred.
  • Enjoy!


If you prefer a little sweeter tasting sloppy joe, add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar.
Nutrition 615 kcal
Keyword best chicken gumbo sloppy joe recipe, easy sloppy joe, sloppy joe, sloppy joe with chicken gumbo soup, sloppy joes with chicken gumbo soup and ketchup
Chicken gumbo sloppy joe on a hamburger bun served on a white plate with chips.


Whether you looking to shake up your sloppy joe night or try something new, you’ll love this easy Sloppy Joe with Chicken Gumbo Soup recipe! It’s certainly a hit with my family!

If you’re looking for more family friendly week-night meals try my green pasta or hotdog soup!

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