Diet Cola Sloppy Joes

Diet Cola Sloppy Joes

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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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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 cola
    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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  • Very Good
    31 of 31 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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  • 29 of 33 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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  • 20 of 21 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!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Oh so good. sauce thickens if you let it set, absolutely deliciuos!! - 2/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 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!
    12 of 17 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!
    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!
    10 of 11 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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  • 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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  • 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 8 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!
    6 of 6 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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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 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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  • 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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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 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
    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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  • 2 of 5 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
    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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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 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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  • 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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  • 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
    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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  • I have made regular sloppy joes and now this one. This is as good as regular full fat/ full sugar ones. This recipe tastes amazing. My husband told me its the best thing he is eating in a while - 11/24/17

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  • ok - 10/12/17

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  • Mmm...Mmm good! - 10/3/17

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  • Good nice fast and easy - 9/20/17

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  • Super easy and tasty! Thanks! - 7/26/17

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  • I used Diet Pepsi with ground turkey as well and add my favorite veggies (peppers, onions and jalapenos). Included lettuce. Nice, quick lunch meal and a keeper! Thanx - 7/19/17

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  • This is very good and very different. I will make it more often. - 7/19/17

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  • Yummy! I used turkey hamburger and soda beef! - 7/18/17

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  • Made mine in the crockpot with diet dr. Pepper and with 800 grams of chicken...shredded it using the hand mixer after it cooked. Oh em goodness. - 7/15/17

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  • delish - 7/9/17

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  • Love it!! - 6/25/17

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  • Keeping this recipe on hand. Very good! - 6/20/17

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  • Good
    - 6/20/17

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  • Diet cola is poison - 6/20/17

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  • Easy, quick recipe for kid night. I didn't have cola, so used 1 cup beer, ketchup, 2 tbsp worechestire sauce, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar , 2 tbspoon soy sauce and teriyaki, 1 tsp horsey mustard, 1 beef boillion, garlic salt, chili powder dash, pepper, 1 onion and 1 red pepper, chopped, cooked for 10 m - 5/2/17

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  • I made it with turkey to cut the calories. Family didn't even know that it was diet soda! - 4/19/17

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  • DH liked these. I wasn't as fond. I cooked it in the crock pot. I would make it again for DH. - 4/10/17

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  • Yummy! - 4/10/17

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  • Made this with my dad. Instead of diet Coke we used root beer & it was soooo yummy. - 4/4/17

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  • ok - 3/31/17

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  • Delicious............ - 3/31/17

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  • Not something I will repeat.. - 3/29/17

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  • not a make again - 3/20/17

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  • I liked it! - 3/20/17

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  • Recipe looked great until I noticed the bun isn't an ingredient. Lots of sodium. - 2/22/17

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  • Can you substitute deer meat instead of ground beef - 2/13/17

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have never heard of reduced sugar catsup. I will look for it. - 1/27/17

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  • I loved every little bit. With the serving I just did a shallow layer on the bun - 1/25/17

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  • Other than not showing the serving size....it was Very good & will make it again:-) - 1/22/17

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't like soda at all, diet or regular, what other healthy options can be used instead?
    - 1/21/17

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  • How many servings please - 1/18/17

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  • How many servings does this make? Thank you - 1/14/17

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  • Where do I find the serving sizes for these recipes? - 1/8/17

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  • - 11/16/16

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  • My husband prefers this method since the bread doesn't get too soggy. Love them! - 8/23/16

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  • This is so good! I think it makes 6 or 7 -1/4c servings, but mine came to 110 cal. My husband was skeptical at first but it has now become a go-to in our house! All three of my kids love it. As they get older I'm sure I'll have to double the recipe. I make it exactly a it says. Winner! - 5/24/16

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  • I tried this first with tomato chutney then with the tomato sauce both were yummy but the chutney was deeelish
    - 3/31/16

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  • I ate this for last dinner. - 11/4/15

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