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Spooky Joes

 Spooky Joes
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.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.