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Cheese-Topped Sloppy Joes

 Cheese-Topped Sloppy Joes
“I got this recipe for quick-to-fix sandwiches from my Aunt Nellie-a busy farm wife, she used to serve them to the harvest crew. Microwaved leftovers taste delicious the next day.” —Mary Dempsey, Overland Park, Kansas
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the flour, brown sugar,
  • mustard and ketchup.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes,
  • stirring occasionally. Serve on buns with cheese.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 376 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 693 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.