Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is our family's version. I'm posting it here for my kids, who like to make it now that they live away from home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef with onion, pepper and garlic.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except hamburger buns).
  3. Simmer gently for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, lightly toast bun halves in 350º oven, cut side up.
  5. Serve a generous heap of meat on each bun.
Most Helpful

Been using this since you(Pannan) showed me how easy it was and that I didn't need a "canned" sauce. Right now I am creating a recipe album for Miss Alyssa and she loves this recipe! So, you will literally be a STAR in her book! Thanks for sharing again and again.

CAREBEARCOOKING November 18, 2015

I'm terribly sorry, but I found this recipe to be almost sickly sweet. Even though I doubled the vegetables, reduced the ketchup to 1 cup, added a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes along with about 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, and omitted the brown sugar, I still found it too sweet. On the positive side, I can see that kids would love it!

Pippy April 17, 2009

BF said yummy baby!!!! I have always made a recipe that called for too many ingredients so thought I would try this 1. I used 1/2 tbsps balsamic vinegar (due to my taste preference) and also added 2 tsps of white sugar, for those of you that thought this may be a little too tart just add more sugar. This is awesome and will now be my new sloppy recipe. Congrats and thanks a bunch

sexygrneyes777 March 16, 2009