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These French Onion Joes are an easy alternative to traditional sloppy joes without the tomatoes. With just four ingredients, this loose meat sandwich is quick dinner option.
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French Onion Joes

These French Onion Joes feature just four simple ingredients, including ground beef, and are an easy weeknight sandwich option.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Onion Joes, French Onion Loose Meat Sandwich, french onion sloppy joes
Servings: 6
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 10.5 oz. condensed French onion soup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Brown ground beef in a skillet; drain excess grease.
  • In a bowl, mix water and flour together until smooth.
  • Add cooked ground beef, french onion soup, and water/flour mixture back to the skillet. Simmer over medium heat until thickened. 
  • Serve on buns.  Optional toppings include Colby cheese, mustard or pickles. 


  • Using a can of condensed French Onion soup, these ground beef sandwiches can be on the table in less than 20 minutes.
  • I love meals that are made with ground beef because they are kid-friendly and husband-friendly, and they typically go together easily.  You can even brown up ground beef, drain, and freeze for even quicker meals.
  • It's no secret, our family is crazy for Sloppy Joes.  We love Easy Sloppy JoesClassic Sloppy Joes, and we use our leftovers for Sloppy Joe Cups.  There's something about these saucy sandwich that we go nuts over. 


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg