Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This summer, I ate a Tavern at Bob's in Arnolds Park Iowa. I found this recipe in an old church cookbook. I was hoping these would be like the Taverns I had a Bob's. They're not quite like them but they're good anyway. I changed it just a little to suit what I had on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop onion.
  2. In a large saucepan, put ketchup, water and chili powder in and cook on medium about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet and season with salt, pepper and dry mustard.
  4. Drain meat and add to saucepan.
  5. Cook on medium 20 minutes or until the sauce is absorbed and the mixture clumps together.