This ground beef and vegetable mixture in a tomato based sauce is wonderful served on hamburger buns, but equally good over noodles.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Stir frequently, and break into pieces. Drain off grease.

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  • Add onion, celery, and green pepper to the skillet, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato sauce. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Spoon onto buns, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

299.6 calories; protein 17.3g 35% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 11.2g 17% DV; cholesterol 46mg 15% DV; sodium 1076.7mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2011
This was excellent. I served this open faced and topped with a little shredded cheese. The meat was very tangy and had a great sloppy joe flavor without being too spicy. This was not bland either. We enjoyed our meal. Thanks for sharing this it's a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/13/2009
I didn't like this recipe. I just tasted like Ketchup. My boyfriend asked me what were the seven ingredients/flavor and after I had told him he said that all ingredients besides the ketchup itself are what combine to make ketchup! No wonder it tasted so strong like it! I won't make this one again (but I don't like ketchup). No one said they liked it either. Read More
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2011
This was excellent. I served this open faced and topped with a little shredded cheese. The meat was very tangy and had a great sloppy joe flavor without being too spicy. This was not bland either. We enjoyed our meal. Thanks for sharing this it's a keeper! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2006
Hmmm I was about to give this a 3-star (just okay) rating but then again I did wolf it all down in two meals so I guess it was pretty good in my book and I'll give it 4 stars after all. Like previous reviews have said this is basically Sloppy Joes with a bit of a tang. I only had small hamburger buns so this made 8 buns' worth plus a few more spoonfuls. I made it exactly as the recipe states and it came out pretty saucy. (The main picture on the recipe page seems to show it as being a lot drier.) If I made this again I probably would cook it longer in order to get rid of a lot of liquid in the sauce. The sauce was pretty sweet to me maybe a little too sweet. Also celery is one of my least favorite vegetables (I find it boring and tasteless not awful). Since I'd never really cooked with it I thought I'd made a mistake when I brought "Celery Hearts" home but then I learned that they're just the innermost ribs of the celery so they were probably okay for this recipe. I was surprised that all the cooking left the chopped celery still crunchy. I'd personally skip that ingredient next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2006
This was really easy to make and pretty tasty. Not an overly exciting dish but with the ease of prep and ingredients on hand deserves 5 stars from me. Didn't change a thing with the recipe. My husband ate it as a sloppy joe and I ate mine over egg noodles. Great leftovers too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
Good meal especially with a house full of teen boys. They inhaled them. I did leave out the sugar & used less ketchup because of it's sugar content. My husband has diabetes but we all loved them on a good whole wheat bun. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
Loved this recipe did add a couple of things. We like foods hot and spicy but with flavor and so with some tobasco and crushed red pepper this did the trick. It is also extremely good for a big gathering as a hotdog sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2009
Very tasty! I had used some of my leftover homemade gravy (or meat sauce for some) which is very thick instead of a jar of tomato sauce so I didn't have to let it simmer for the 20 minutes. I also had to substitute the white vinegar for red wine because I didn't have any on hand. It turned out very good and will definitely be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
Kind of like Manwich but with a nice tang to it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
This was very very good! I used 97% fat free ground turkey. This was easy and the family really liked it. I will definitely make this again. Thanks! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
Simple to make and good flavor. Will make again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
08/13/2009
I didn't like this recipe. I just tasted like Ketchup. My boyfriend asked me what were the seven ingredients/flavor and after I had told him he said that all ingredients besides the ketchup itself are what combine to make ketchup! No wonder it tasted so strong like it! I won't make this one again (but I don't like ketchup). No one said they liked it either. Read More