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Souped Up Sloppy Joes

Souped Up Sloppy Joes
Souped Up Sloppy Joes
Photo courtesy John Borge
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


4 lbs. lean ground beef

1 C. dried onion flakes

8 C. lentils (cook to package directions)

5 – 18.5 oz. cans low sodium chicken gumbo soup

7 C. water

1 ½ C. ketchup

½ C. yellow mustard

2 tsp. pepper

48 whole wheat hamburger buns

48 slices cheddar cheese (optional)*


In a skillet or on a grill, brown ground meat over medium-high heat, with dried onion flakes, pepper lightly. In a large pot, stir in the soup, water, ketchup, mustard, pepper, ground meat and cooked lentils. Turn heat to medium; simmer uncovered until all of the liquid is absorbed and the mixture is thick and rich.  Approximately 45-60 minutes. Stir frequently. Serve with veggies, chips and pickles.

Makes 48 servings.

Each serving has 280 calories, 6 grams (g) fat, 20 g protein, 36 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber and 430 milligrams (mg) sodium. *Nutritional analysis does not include cheese.

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