Cheese Joe's

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"Years ago a friend use to make these whenever my boyfriend (now DH for 34 years) would be invited to dinner. Very inexpensive and the kids loved them growing up (without the tomato). I always served them with tomato soup. Quick and easy."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (217.3 g)
  • Calories 604.7
  • Total Fat - 40.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 139.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1385.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 12.6 g
  • Protein - 34.4 g
  • Calcium - 689.8 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Split hamburger buns and toast in oven till lightly brown.

Step 2

Fry ground beef, till no longer pink, drain.

Step 3

Add tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese and salt/pepper. Mix well.

Step 4

Divide meat mixture evenly among buns, top each with a tomato slice and a cheese slice.

Step 5

Broil till cheese is melted. Watch closely can burn quickly.

Step 6


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Chef shapeweaver

I made this recipe on 11/15/17 for " Down Home Comfort " and the " Alphabet Soup Tag " games.After reading the review by twissis, I decided to add a bit of onion to the meat as it was browning. I also added a small amount of garlic powder. Instead of using the Hamburger buns, I used slices of toasted garlic bread. When I was reading the recipe,I thought Hmmm, interesting, but it was better than I expected it to be. Thanks for posting a recipe that WILL be made again. " Keep Smiling :) "

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(17 Nov 2017)

TwisSis RIP Forever in our Kitchen

Made for the 1st Time Tag Game @ FF&F. I know the emphasis here is on cheese, but we found this meat mixture in need of extra flavor. To that end, I added several cloves of roasted garlic for its mellow flavor plus about 2 tbsp of brown sugar for just a hint of the sweetness of classic SJ's. I used a shredded mix of white cheddar & mozzarella called "pizza cheese" here in Iceland. Your CJ's were served w/mashed potatoes & made for an easy-fix & tasty meal. Thx for sharing the recipe w/us.

(9 May 2016)