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Meal In A Mug

 Meal In A Mug
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."
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


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