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Chalupa Joes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

Ordinary sloppy joes get a lift from extra seasonings and picante sauce. Try serving them with refried beans and tortilla chips for a mouthwatering Mexican meal.—Nancy Means, Moline, Illinois


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 Italian-style buns, split
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the picante sauce, soy sauce, oil, mustard, lemon-pepper, garlic powder, nutmeg and cardamom; simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheese. Spoon onto buns and sprinkle with onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 437 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 1037mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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