Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
Simple, inexpensive, and kids love them. Adjust seasonings to your tastes
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sage
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- salt and pepper
- hamburger bun
- Brown ground beef and drain well.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally Serve on hamburger buns.
This is a good basic recipe. The brown sugar offered a sweetness that would surely please kids. There wasn't a lot of flavor but that would again be suited for most kids tastes. For our family, I browned it with a chopped onion, and added 1t garlic powder, and a bit of paprika, cayenne pepper, and ground mustard (in addition to the prepared mustard). I also added 1T more brown sugar while cooking because the tomato sauce seemed too acidic. But in the end it still didn't quite have the flavor we were looking for.