Name: Sloppy-Joe-Topped Potatoes



Yield: 6 servings

Comments: 9/14/2014 - One potato each was sufficient.
3/19/2015 - I used one small onion, a full cup, diced tomatoes in place of whole, salt substitute in place of salt, and 3 teaspoons of chili powder. I used two cloves of garlic and added half a teaspoon of powdered garlic. The russet potatoes were large, and Gail only ate half of hers. I served it with steamed asparagus and salad.
4/17/2016 - I substituted 12 oz. of Lightlife Smart Ground Meatless Crumbles for the the ground beef. Gail recognized the switch immediately.
12/4/2018 - Back to beef. I did the 15 minute microwaving on HIGH, not MEDIUM, by mistake. No problem. One Russet potato, divided in two, was sufficient for the two of us. Gail said "this is a good winter meal".
4/20/2021 - I used a pound of ground beef, 1 cup of chopped yellow onion, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, diced tomatoes, salt substitute, and 2 tablespoons of chili powder. And I microwaved the result on HIGH power. The other items were as given in the recipe.
8/21/2021 - I used 1 pound of Beyond Beef and 1 pound of fresh tomatoes, hand chopped. I only microwaved for 10 minutes rather than 15. We each ate one medium-sized potato.
We ate this two days in a row. On the third day, I added 1/4 cup V8 juice and a tablespoon of basil, and used it for pasta sauce.
9/7/2022 - I used 1 pound of Beyond Beef, a can of diced tomatoes, a tablespoon of chili powder, a teaspoon of garlic powder, 2 stalks of celery, as well as the other ingredients. We each ate one medium-sized potato, which Gail thought was too much.

Source: Sunset Microwave Cook Book, Lane Publishing Co., 1981, page 57

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