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Chunky Joes


Makes 6 servings


Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound 95% lean ground beef
1-1/2 cups finely chopped green bell pepper
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 packet sugar substitute
1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
6 hamburger buns, warmed


  1. Lightly coat 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Heat over high heat until hot. Add beef; cook and stir 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels; set aside. Wipe out skillet with paper towel.
  2. Coat skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef and bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes or until bell pepper is just tender. Add tomatoes, water, tomato paste, chili powder, Worcestershire, sugar substitute and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin. If thicker consistency is desired, cook 5 minutes longer, uncovered, stirring frequently.
  4. Spoon 1/2 cup mixture onto each bun.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Fiber 4 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 5 g
Calories from Fat 18 %
Calories 251
Protein 19 g
Sodium 505 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1
Starch 2
Meat 2

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