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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 162.5
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.0 mg
  • Sodium: 591.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 24.0 g

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Diet Coke Sloppy Joes

Submitted by: ICEDRAGONEZZ
Diet Coke Sloppy Joes

Introduction

These are really good paired with potato salad! You can also add onions or green peppers if you'd like. These are really good paired with potato salad! You can also add onions or green peppers if you'd like.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    16 oz. 96% ground beef
    1 cup diet coke
    2/3 cup reduced sugar ketchup
    1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
    2 tbsp white vinegar
    2 tsp dry mustard
    garlic powder

Directions

Brown ground beef in skillet. Drain beef and add back to skillet. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Cook on low for 30 minutes uncovered so sauce can thicken.






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  • 22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    If you are worried about aspartame you can use Coke Zero which is sweetened with Splenda. :) - 3/2/09

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  • Very Good
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonite, I actually put it in the crock pot on low for about 4.5 hours. Delish!!! - 2/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Oh so good. sauce thickens if you let it set, absolutely deliciuos!! - 2/21/09

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  • 15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I made it with ground turkey and diet rite cola which has 0 sodium. I also added peppers and onions. Delicious
    Will make again soon. - 3/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. Used Diet Pepsi instead of Coke. I added spices (no calories) Will make it again. - 2/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Oh this was great!! Family loved it, said they like it better than pkg or canned kind.They wanted more but good thing I didnt have more cuz I would have ate it...lol. I used one TBSP vinegar(all I had on hand).
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS ONE!! - 3/11/09

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  • 12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Someone worried about the sodium content.. rc has a diet coke that does not contain sodium or is at least low in it. - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    OMG!! This was so very YUMMY! I actually started it just after lunch and then let it simmer until dinner. It was thick and YUMMY. Did I mention YUMMY? - 2/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Very nice indeed, thanks!!!

    Nothing says unsafe from AboutAspartame.com: Aspartame is widely used in cooking and baking. The ingredient allows those with diabetes and other medical conditions more flexibility in their diets, and is a low-calorie, no-carbohydrate alternative to sugar. - 2/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These were fantastic. Quick, Easy, and Economical. I used Coke Zero because it's what we had on hand. I'm sure any diet Cola will work. I added three minced garlic cloves and a little fresh ground black pepper. - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was good. I added onion and green pepper. It did have to cook a little longer to thicken up, but we had it open-faced on a low-cal bun and it was fine. - 3/6/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Surprisingly good! I used DietRite b/c it's made with Splenda (safe to heat). I also added 1/4 c onions, 1/4 c bell pepper, and used regular mustard but left out the vinegar. Sweet! - 3/2/09

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  • 7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Can you use turkey instead? - 2/27/09

    Reply from ICEDRAGONEZZ (3/1/09)
    Yes, but make sure you use the nutrition facts for the turkey and not the one posted with recipe cause it's for 96% extra lean ground beef.


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  • Very Good
    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have diet coke or ketchup, so I did regular coke and BBQ sauce. Nice! - 2/20/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was delicious! I did add some additional seasoning like garlic powder, black pepper and salt, It was a little bland without it. Is defiantely somethin I would make again!! - 3/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    strange combination - but it turned out very delicous and a big winner with everyone! easy too... - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I just made the Diet Coke Sloppy Joes
    OMG they are unbelievable.
    Low in carb for my new lifestyle - 2/26/09

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Do you know if diet pepsi works? - 2/17/09

    Reply from ICEDRAGONEZZ (2/17/09)
    Yeah, any diet cola will work.


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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but it's very good. I'll make it again. - 3/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved this recipe. It tasted great! Thanks! - 2/17/09

    Reply from ICEDRAGONEZZ (2/17/09)
    Glad you liked them!


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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These were very good. I made them on the stove and they thickened up in about 20 minutes. Whole family loved them! - 3/11/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a very good substitute for sloppy joes. Even my husband liked it. He took the leftovers and added to a soup the next night. Yum. - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used ground turkey and Coke Zero and I loved it! glad that I resisted the temptation to add stuff the first time, I think onions and peppers would have taken over the flavor. You do need to let it cook down to thicken, but it's worth it. Great recipe - 4/11/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really easy to make and delicious. A great quick meal. The mustard powder really makes the taste! - 3/10/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a great and easy recipe! - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added some celery, green pepper and onion. It was fabulous. I've never had a good sloppy joe recipe and now I do! - 3/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic. My 12 and 9yr old actually measured out the ingredients and prepared the dish. My 9yr old does not eat sloppy joes, but she ate this one. We are definitely having this again really soon. - 3/5/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good but slightly too sweet. My kids loved it, but I'll modify it slightly for next time so it's not as sweet. It does take a while to thicken before putting on a bun. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome! My husband and I loved it. We'll definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing this! - 3/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved this. I served it over nature's own whole grain sandwich rolls. Thanks! - 3/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made for dinner. This was really good. I'll make this recipe in larger quantities for my family. - 3/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tried this last night. We used regualr ketchup because the reduced sugar was pretty high for a small bottle. My boyfriend goes through alot of kethcup so we got a big bottle. But it was super yummy! He loved it also. And while you are cooking, the smell is fantastic! Will be making every week! - 3/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. I will make it alot. It don't tast like diet food. - 3/1/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    im going to try this with tofu! see if it works. Im going to get the light tofu--lower calories--with some weight watchers bread and you have a real low cal recipe :D
    ps: to make tofu have texture similar to ground beef I freeze it then thaw out to cook, that changes the texture of the tofu - 3/1/09

    Reply from ICEDRAGONEZZ (3/1/09)
    That's a neat idea....I've been thinking about trying tofu but just didn't really know what to do with it!


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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Diet Shasta is made with splenda and it will work - 2/28/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This sounds intriguing. I will make it as soon as I get the diet coke. - 2/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and added the onion and green peppers and served with lightly toasted whole wheat buns. Even my picky eaters loved it! Will make this again! - 9/25/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a great recipe, but it is unsafe to heat aspartame. You should never drink a diet coke that's been sitting in a hot car, even if you ice it down later.
    Use coke zero with splenda. - 5/28/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used Zevia (a stevia-flavored zero calorie soda) and organic unsweetened ketchup; added peppers and onions and just a few seasonings. It was great! - 5/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. My bf and I really enjoyed it and what was even better was that we already had all the ingredients in the house! Didn't have a to make a grocery trip! :) - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a GREAT recipee. My whole family loved it. One of our favorites so far and we will definatly be eating it again!! - 3/11/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used diet pepsi instead. It seemed very sweet to me but my family liked it. - 3/9/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very tasty - will use a little less ketchup next time. - 3/9/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This can be mae gluten free also, with GF ketchup, GF Worcestershire sause and GL buns. - 3/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did 1/2 gr turkey, 1/2 TVP and it worked very nicely! Everyone loved it. Thanks!! - 3/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    we both liked it. I added the onion and green pepper.
    We will sure have it again - 3/4/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, very easy! - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good. I'm not telling my family about the DIET coke and the LOW CARB ketchup as they automatically turn up noses when I try to cut calories. Just going to serve it and I bet they won't even taste the difference. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so easy to make!!!! My husband enjoyed this so much he didn't talk during dinner, he was too busy eating the sloppy joe's. - 3/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We made this last night, my hubby and I thought it was wonderful. We found the low carb catusp in the health food section of our grocery store. We served it with pita bread, and still had a less than 300 calorie meal. - 3/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family thought this was the best Sloppy Joe recipe they've ever tasted. This one is a keeper for sure. - 3/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made it before with different pops but I don't use Worcestershire sauce. Add your favorite spices, ours are garlic powder & crushed red peppers. Can't wait to try it in the crockpot, thanks. - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh Yes, I will be making this again. Everyone in the family loved it! - 3/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was REALLY good prepared as directed. Even the kids liked it. last time I made this I used Diet Dr. Pepper. good too! - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG!!!! This is wonderful. I served mine over lettuce like a taco salad. - 2/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! YUMMY!!!!!! Easy to make, thickened wonderfully after 30 min. on low!!! Took me back to my childhood days! Definitely will make again & again!!! Thanks! - 2/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This tasted wonderful. Very easy and quick to make. - 2/26/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good! It has a nice little kick to it. My husband was a bit weary when he heard I was putting Diet Coke into the recipe, but he was happily surprised to find how good it turned out. Yummy! - 2/25/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent, and quick and easy to prepare. I used Diet DR Pepper, probably changed the taste a little from Diet Coke but it was good and thickened nicely. - 2/25/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have white vinegar so I used red wine vinegar. I also added chopped onion and a few shakes of garlic powder and chili powder. My DH and I enjoyed this very much. - 2/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THis was very good.I've never used coke in a recipe before. - 2/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The sloppy joes were great. The taste was not too sweet and not too bland. The only reason I did 4 stars instead of 5 was I wish that the sauce was a little thicker. - 2/17/09

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  • Are you ready for this? I was too lazy to go to the store for a diet cola,so I had diet Root beer on hand, and it turned out wonderful!!! Love this! - 8/9/14

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  • This was wonderful and a big hit at our house! I chopped a large onion and cooked it with the beef. Soooooooo good. It has much less sodium than packaged sloppy joe seasoning. We liked it better than any sloppy joes we have had in years! - 8/7/14

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  • Great recipe, thanks for sharing! - 4/8/14

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  • Good! I did add the onions and a red bell pepper from the beginning. We served it over a toasted french bread roll, halved between my husband and me. He enjoyed it, but kept asking why it needed to have the Coke! He just doesn't realize how much sugar is in traditional Sloppy Joe's! - 3/11/14

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  • I made this with Coke Zero (it's what I drink) but otherwise to the letter. I had it on a whole wheat bun with a slice of American and added the peppers and onions, with a side of broccoli. This is literally THE MOST FILLING meal I've ever had! FIVE STARS! - 3/9/14

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  • Very good for a light lunch.

    - 11/22/13

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  • I'm doing low carb these days so I steamed a red pepper for about 7 minutes then filled it with the sloppy joe and surprisingly I liked it! Plus you get an extra veggie serving for the day. I really liked the flavor of the sloppy joe, so yayyyy! Thanks for the recipe. - 11/6/13

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  • I made this for dinner last night and it was a hit with the men of my family. My daughter was not so thrilled, she is very picky and had something else. I had it for lunch today and it is still yummy. My mom joined me for lunch on a sesame seed bun about 4 inches diameter. Very very good. - 11/1/13

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  • This recipe was absolutely delicious! I added onions (sauteed) which gave it a great flavor. - 9/21/13

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  • This recipe is easy and great flavor! I did add onions and peppers and only used 1/2 of the vinegar. Looking at a popular brand of sloppy joe mix in the can: 49 carbs vs. 10 carbs for the whole recipe. Served on a toasted Joseph's low carb pita (7 carbs) with provolone cheese on top! GREAT meal!! - 9/10/13

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  • This was so easy and the entire family loved it! Including the two teenagers!!! - 9/2/13

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  • Amazing!!! I made mine with ground turkey and coke zero. - 8/16/13

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  • tasty and fast,,,mmm good. Will definitely make again. - 7/22/13

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  • I am allergic to Splenda, I have to use Stevia in most of my recipes. Don't like using anything else, but sometimes I have to or I can't make the recipes. - 7/9/13

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  • This was fantastic! I don't like sloppy joe's, never have. However, I took a chance on these and they were very good! I think they will become a weekly staple in my house. - 7/1/13

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  • Very good stuff!! My son loved it and so did the husband. Thanks! - 6/26/13

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  • Really good. On the sweet side if you like it that way. Had to cook it about 15 min longer then recommended to get the desired thickness of the sauce. Might try with BBQ instead of ketchup next time. - 5/19/13

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  • This is awesome! And when you have it for leftovers the very next day...it takes the taste up a whole notch! Bravo!! - 5/7/13

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  • I really want to try this one It sounds good and easy. - 4/26/13

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  • I am going to try this with root beer or ginger beer... and lettuce leaves instead of a bun... Sounds delicious though. - 4/14/13

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  • I gave this 5 stars because it takes great and is so easy to make. It cooks up in a jiffy and is delicious. After you cook it, letting it simmer on very low for as long as you like just makes it better. I used diet Pepsi (which I always prefer over diet Coke so that is what we had on hand). Try it - 3/12/13

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  • MMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!
    Everyone loved this. - 3/7/13

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  • This is very good. I made with ground turkey though. - 2/24/13

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  • This is very good. I added about a tsp of cayenne pepper to add a little kick. Totally hit the spot. - 2/23/13

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  • Nice and easy to make recipe!!! - 2/17/13

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  • Where do you get the reduced sugar ketchup? - 1/23/13

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  • So yummy! I don't even typically like sloppy Joe's but I liked these. I used diet Dr pepper cause that's what I had on hand. Used ex lean ground turkey breast also. Thanks for a keeper!! - 1/16/13

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  • Great recipe! Super easy and super delicious! My only change was from Diet Coke to Diet Dr. Pepper-A.MA.ZING!!! - 1/9/13

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  • A lot of flavor, quick and easy. I used apple cider vinegar instead of white. I also used course grain mustard instead of mustard powder. Husband loved and he is picky about sloppy joes. - 1/7/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a extremely unhealthy recipe. Please be careful and avoid Diet sodas. They contain very harmful unhealthy ingredients including aspartame which has been linked to many diseases. - 1/5/13

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  • The whole family enjoys these, my daugher will usually ask for seconds! Super easy and yummy. :) - 1/3/13

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  • This recipe was delicious. It is a keeper in my family. - 12/26/12

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  • This tasted really great. My children loved it and it was super easy to cook! This is a new favorite for me.....thanks for sharing! - 12/12/12

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  • Great taste. Added onion and green pepper with some extra spices based on other comments. - 11/12/12

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  • Why would one need to have a sweetener (sugar or otherwise) in one's Sloppy Joe? - 10/22/12

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  • AMAZING. made it for dinner tonight and it is amazing! definitely going to make this again!! - 10/18/12

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  • These were so easy to make and the whole family loved them. This recipe is a keeper ! - 10/1/12

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  • Can I assume that I can use normal coke for this? I know that the calories will go up but the harmful effects of aspartame are NEVER on my menu. I will definitely give this a go, my Hubby will love it :) - it will be nice to sneak in a low cal supper for him too. - 9/13/12

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