Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the beef and drain the fat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite condiments.
  5. Mine are cheese and mustard with pickles and chips on the side.
Most Helpful

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!

burkehenry January 06, 2008

@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!

Barl May 13, 2013

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.

Arntzie October 22, 2012