Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
I really dig Manwich, but the canned stuff gives me the tummy ache sometimes. When I found this clone recipe, I decided to try it to see if it gave me the tummy ache too. NOPE!! I was pleased! It may take a little more effort than opening a can, but for me, it's worth it. Also, you know this stuff is fresh and you never know how long that other stuff has been in a can.
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1 tablespoon green pepper, chopped fine
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1⁄4 teaspoon celery seed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 lb ground beef
- Fry the beef and drain the fat.
- Add remaining ingredients to the skillet and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Serve on toasted buns with your favorite condiments.
- Mine are cheese and mustard with pickles and chips on the side.
My boys who ONLY like Manwich loved this. It really does taste exactly like it - minus that funky metallic taste that Manwich has. I used 1 teaspoon of onion powder instead of the flakes because I had it in the pantry. I also added 1/3 cup chopped onion the last minute or so browning the beef. I added the green peppers at that point too. This is a keeper!
@Suzytx: "Does not have a lick of sugar in it."? This recipe calls for a whole cup of ketchup, and your standard Heinz stuff has 4g of sugar per *tablespoon*. It has plenty of sugar, unless you're just using tomato sauce. Anyhow, great recipe, tastes absolutely wonderful. Thank you kindly, op!
Excellent recipe! I may cut back on the ketchup as it was a little heavy on the 'tangy' side for our taste next time.... But that is the only things I'd change. Thanks for sharing.