Meal In A Mug Recipe

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Reports Geraldine Grisdale of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, "Noodles, beans and ground beef makes this a warm hearty lunch. It's especially nice during the colder months."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (21 ounces) pork and beans, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 envelope sloppy joe mix
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 695mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add water, pork and beans, tomatoes and sloppy joe mix. Bring to a boil; add macaroni and reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until the macaroni is almost cooked. Pour into thermoses. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Meal In A Mug in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p54

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btowhee User ID: 6122372 228129
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"love this recipe. have found that some varieties of pork and beans break down quickly, so I bring everything to a boil except the beans and the macaroni. then add macaroni and half the beans. I add the rest of the beans when the macaroni is almost cooked."

tracyjohnson User ID: 852827 2889
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"My family loves this recipe. We make it a lot especially in the winter. It is also super easy to make."

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