This is my Grandmother’s recipe-and it reminds me of her-sweet and tangy! A fast and easy meal and it freezes well. I have never eaten another sloppy joe other than this one so I cannot compare to mixes or cans-all I know is that my family and I love these. I don’t usually measure the spices so use to your own taste. Regarding the vinegar, everyone in my family likes it really tangy so I use 4 Tablespoons but my Dad prefers less so adjust to your own liking. Hope you enjoy as much as I do!