You can't go wrong with Sloppy Joes. Unless you try to eat them like a hamburger. Then all the Sloppy goodness falls out onto the plate. Or your lap.
I like to put Sloppy Joes on half of a toasted bun and eat them with a knife and fork. Much neater. And because you don't fill up on bread, you can have seconds.
I know, I'm a genius.
Here are Campbell's 1989 recipes for Sloppy Joes.
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup
1 tbsp. ketchup
hamburger buns, split and toasted
Conventional: In skillet, cook beef and onion until beef is browned and onion is tender; stir to separate meat. Spoon off fat. Stir in soup, ketchup and pepper. Heat; stir occasionally. Serve on buns. Top with sliced green pepper, sliced onion and chopped tomato if desired. Makes 6 servings.
Microwave: In 1 1/2 qt. microwave-safe casserole, crumble beef; add onion. Cover; microwave on HIGH 5 min. or until beef is no longer pink, stirring once during cooking to break up meat. Spoon off fat. Stir in soup, ketchup and pepper. Cover; microwave on HIGH 3 min. or until hot, stirring once during cooking.
Substitute 1 can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup and 1 tbsp. prepared mustard for Golden Mushroom Soop and ketchup.
Substitute 1 can Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup/Sauce for Golden Mushroom Soup and add 1/4 chopped dill pickle. Serve topped with sliced tomato and pickle slices.
Substitute 1/4 cup chopped green pepper and 1 tbsp. chili powder for chopped onion. Also substitute 1 can Campbell's Zesty Tomato Soup/Sauce and 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce for Golden Mushroom Soup and ketchup.