Spooky Joes Recipe
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Spooky Joes Recipe

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Dressing up an old favorite for the occasion, I made hearty Spooky Joes, served open-faced so everyone could see slices of cheese cut into Halloween shapes topping the beef. The sandwiches were accompanied by orange cheese curls and jack-o-lantern Jell-O jigglers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the soup and onion salt; heat through. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Spoon about 1/2 cup onto the bottom of each bun. Cut cheese slices with 2-1/2-in. Halloween cookie cutters; place over beef mixture. Serve bun tops on the side. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spooky Joes in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p22

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 62028
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"Delicious, cute and easy! This makes about double the servings in the recipe."

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