Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Got this from a co-worker over 10 years ago, and haven't quit making it since! A little bit sweet, but a touch of zip form the chili powder and vinegar. It's easy to expand the recipe to serve a crowd, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients. Makes enough sauce for 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of ground beef.


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I want to thank you for this recipe! I can't eat the manwich version of sloppy joe sauce because I have a wheat allergy and the canned version contains wheat (maltrodextrin)...this tasted exactly like it! thank you!

Melissa Bell September 30, 2010

I cut the recipe back to 1/3 cup to use over some leftover cooked ground up lamb - Wonderful would describe it. I used Balsmic vinegar Made a leftover taste as good almost better than the original recipe. Simple easy recipe using ingredients readily on hand

Bergy January 28, 2010

Fantastic! Super easy and the kids LOVED it! I added onion powder and garlic powder, a little less sugar and it was perfect! I think this is one of the best and economical recipes I have ever used and WAY better than the canned stuff and just as easy!

Stampin Mojo September 18, 2009

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