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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 259.0
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 491.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 16.9 g

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Turkey Joes


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Introduction

Makes a perfect one-dish meal, one that includes at least three kinds of vegetables, plus plenty of fiber when you use a whole-grain bun.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Makes a perfect one-dish meal, one that includes at least three kinds of vegetables, plus plenty of fiber when you use a whole-grain bun.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.


Ingredients

    1 Tbsp. canola oil1 medium onion, peeled and chopped1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped2 peeled garlic cloves, finely chopped3/4 pound ground turkey breast1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes2 Tbsp. tomato paste1/4 cup mesquite or other smoky barbecue sauceSalt and freshly ground black pepper6 whole-wheat hamburger buns, grilled or toasted6 thin onion slices, for garnish (optional)Shredded lettuce, for garnish (optional)

Directions

1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and pepper until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until the vegetables are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the turkey and cook, using a wooden spoon to break it up and stirring until it loses its pink color, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and barbecue sauce.

2. Simmer vigorously until the mixture is thick, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If not using immediately, refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in a microwave oven before using.

3. Place the bottom of each bun on a plate. Spoon over each equal amounts of the meat mixture. Top with the onion and some lettuce, if using. Cover with the top of the bun or set it to lean on one side of the meat topping. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings (includes hamburger bun.)

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer and educates the public about the results.






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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Everyone liked this (even picky DD) & I paired this with the Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries -also a big hit! Used 1 lb of turkey ($2 Kroger) & this was way enough for our family of 5 even w/2 teen boys! Boys & husband had 2 sandwiches + 1/4 c. extra. I'll get 2 more sandwiches from leftovers :) - 7/2/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I added some worchestershire sauce, yellow mustard, ketchup, and ground red pepper. I made sure to drain the can of diced tomatoes and the sauce thickened up perfectly. I made it with 1 full pound of lean ground turkey and it will serve 8. - 12/11/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I use a container of FRESH, refrigerated SALSA. My daughter likes these on biscuits with a sprinkle of low fat shredded Mexican blend cheese and a scoop of low fat sour cream. I love mine as is. - 6/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I let it simmer a bit longer and that thickened it up. I served it on two pieces of breat, like an open-face sandwich. Tasty and I will be making it again. - 2/20/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    ate over brown rice. - 12/30/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    little juicy. might drain a bit of liquid from the tomatoes next time. added a little creole seasoning to spice it up. think it made way more than 6 servings though. - 10/2/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for a luncheon last week.
    It was delicious. Since I am sensative to Cane Sugars, I substituted Mr. Spice, David Lang, Garlic Steak Sauce (salt/fat free). Available at health food stores.
    I used ORLANDO brand Split Top buns...NO SUGARS or High Fructose Corn Syrup.
    AUNTIEBEE
    aka Betty - 12/24/07

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    no kids in our house, and I had to jazz it up a bit for our tastes but a good recipe.
    Added jalapeno, worchestershire sauce, yellow mustard and Mexican chili powder - that added about 105 sodium and 1 carb. - 10/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an awesome recipe! It's easy and relatively quick to prepare. - 7/10/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty tasty! They would be best on those thin hamburger buns and that would also reduce the calories. - 7/7/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe and it was delicious. Usually give leftovers to my relatives, but I kept this for myself. Maybe I'll share it next time. - 7/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Whole family LOVED this. - 6/28/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THESE are excellant!!!!!!!!!! - 6/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy all the family loved them will make again - 6/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needs some spicing up -- liquid smoke helped; may try with some minced chipolte in adobo sauce next time. - 6/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think it's great!! - 6/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Didn't need to add extra's, it was good without them. Since I live alone, I mixed all ingredients, took what I needed, and made patties and froze them. - 6/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Generous portions! I added some seasonings and a little more BBQ sauce than the recipe called for. - 5/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great and I too drained the tomatoes so it would be thicker. Thanks - 4/21/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Added a little extra bbq sauce for flavor. Tasted even better the second day! - 12/29/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try it with just left-over turkey cut in small chunks. I think it will turn out great! - 12/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this recipe!! I cook it all the time! - 12/24/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Did not have any green pepper. Added some cumin for a little kick. Very good recipe. We made sanwiches one night and then used the leftovers to serve over brown rice. Will definitely make again. - 10/20/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a tasty recipe, but I found it to be a little thin for my tastes. I added a little bit of spice to the recipe with cumin and chili powder. I might have put more variety of veggies if I did it again... Maybe corn? - 9/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    we really liked these.. I doubled the recipe and aded extra barbeque sauce.. . my family was asking for more even as leftovers.. thanks for the recipe - 9/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GREAT recipe!!! Easy, good and lots of ways one can change the twist of it if desired. Thanks!!! - 8/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These turned out to be the best joes I've ever made! I used Italian seasoned diced tomatoes in them and they were sooooo good! My husband started calling them Bruchetta Burgers! - 8/1/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Most of the family loved this including me!! Thanks for sharing. - 7/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great flavor. Easy. Healthy. LOL. I just realized I left out the BBQ sauce. Well, it was good anyway. - 7/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it. - 6/28/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome recipe. The picky eater kids even loved it. So did my husband wo hates it when I use ground turkey. Thank you. - 4/24/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy preparations and great taste. My husband loved them. Easy enough for a quick meal. Kids would like too. - 4/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was a little afaird to make this but I thought it was wonderful. I would probably use a little less tomato next time but I will for sure make it again. - 1/10/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Simple and easy to make though think i'll add a touch more bbq sauce next time. very tomatoey, but the turkey is great and not greasy!! - 1/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this. Very flavorful. - 1/2/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We made this for lunch yesterday. It was great! Easy to make and easy on the wallet. I can't wait to have the leftovers today! - 12/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Lots of flavor and it's still good for you. We'll be having this very often. Yummmm! - 12/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great -- the leftovers are very tasty! - 11/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good--huge portions! - 7/14/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loved it! - 7/5/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loved this recipe. Now I can make a healthy and tasty version. Thanks for the recipe. - 7/3/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are very good. - 4/17/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My 1 and 4 year old both loved it! They liked it better than traditional sloppy joes. I'll make this again. - 3/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Even my kids who are not big sloppy joe fans loved it. - 3/22/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Was great - spooned over brown rice instead of the buns - 3/20/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good!
    I did leave out the green bell pepper - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is one of our favorite recipes! - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this recipe, but we make it with ground chicken instead of ground turkey. Even the leftovers are tasty! - 3/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love this recipe and the portion sizes are more than enough. We usually serve this over brown rice instead of on hamburger buns. - 3/9/07

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  • In my house, we like spice so I added Worchester sauce, hot chili powder and a bit of cayenne pepper and used diced tomato with spicy red peppers...Served with diced cucumber and tomato on the side....Very good! - 8/18/13

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  • I eat this all the time, minus the bell peppers and with low cal bread in place of bun. super yummy. - 1/10/12

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  • We really enjoyed this! The only thing I did different was that I used a can of diced tomatoes and a can of Rotel (didn't have a 28oz can)...the Rotel gave it a yummy zip! - 11/2/11

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  • Great recipe, really stretches the meat. I made it last night using a full pound of ground turkey, a decent sized onion an a pretty big bell pepper and I wound up with twelve 1/3 cup servings. Satisfied the whole family and there was even enough left over for my oldest son and I to take for lunch. - 9/7/11

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  • My Family loved it. This is a meal that my hubby could make. It is one that will be used quite regulary - 11/11/10

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  • Very good and very tasty!!!! - 11/3/10

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  • These were delicious over buns or served with chips. I used 96% lean ground beef instead of turkey and red pepper instead of green. Didn't have any tomato paste and added extra barbecue sauce instead. - 10/19/10

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  • I found this recipe and it was very good - 3/5/10

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  • Awesome! - 2/8/10

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  • sounds good.... - 11/8/09

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  • This was easy and delicious! Tasted great as leftovers too! - 9/22/09

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  • I don't even like sloppy joes and I love this recipe. There was a fight to determine who will get the leftovers. We've made it twice already! Added more bbq, honey and yellow mustard. AWESOME - 8/25/09

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  • 2 out of 3 loved it...my daughter did the cooking and she added a touch of Worcherstire sauce & Ketchup. I do not like "soggy" so I ate mine with some Ak-Mak Crackers...loved it...Thanks for sharing. - 8/2/09

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  • I love this recipe! I happened to have some mushrooms in the fridge, so I chopped some up and mixed them in with the other veggies. Instead of whole wheat buns, I split 100 calorie English muffins in half and served this on top. I'm look forward to having the leftovers tomorrow. Yum! Yum! - 7/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!!! - 6/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this tonight! - 6/29/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this sounds good and i hope it tastes as good because i will be trying it - 6/28/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will do this one...except, I live alone...perhaps I can freeze what I don't use for other quick meals. - 6/28/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's simmering on the stove as I type. My taste test says it's very good. I added a few of my own touches including some diced jalapenos to spice it up a bit. Thanks! - 6/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummmmmmy! will have to try this one~ thanks for sharing~ - 6/28/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am making this tonight! - 6/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have always wondered how'd these taste...will try! - 6/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I add thinly sliced celery - 6/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good Thank you for the recipe - 6/27/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    they are great for a quick meal - 6/27/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy! - 6/15/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really great and easy!

    - 5/31/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will definitely try this one - 4/21/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 4/21/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've been doing turkey for a while in place of ground beef. My family likes the flavor better and it's healthier. This will be added to the family cook book for sure! - 2/10/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOOO This was great - 1/15/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds like dinner tonight! - 1/13/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would have to leave out the chopped tomato. I am allergic to tomato.A little bit in the sauce might be alright. I think I would have to set aside some without the tomato paste too. But I will try the tomato paste part. This sounds like dinner tonight. Thank you. - 12/24/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great for a Sunday afternoon of football! - 12/24/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great for left over turkey most proberly try it with brown rice like Hedianne - 12/16/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sound real good to me I will give it a try. - 6/27/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVED this...my husband said he didn't like the texture of the ground turkey. I would make it again if he wasn't around! - 6/27/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm always looking for a good recipe that will help me enjoy the good food without all the bad fat and calories. This looks like a winner. GGW - 6/27/08

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Always wondered what sloppy joes were, being english i had no idea, now I do and they sound wonderful, will have to give this a try, but i will leave out the oil and use low calories fry light. - 6/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made it yet but it's definitely going in the menu planner next week. I think my daughter will love it! - 6/19/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    better made with chicken - 2/5/08

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    Very Good - 1/6/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS GREAT AND HEALTHIER..WILL TRY! - 12/24/07

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    You won't miss the beef - 3/15/07

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, I'll save this one and try it tomorrow! - 3/14/07

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