Monday, August 13, 2012

Homemade Manwich

This weekend we went to a local butcher shop to buy meat.  Its called Jennings Premium Meats and all they sell is meat.  Well..they also sell. a little cheese and jerky, pickles, stuff like that but mostly meat.  The men in there were just going crazy buying stuff and my husband was just like all the others in there.  When we got to the counter I commented to the owner that his shop was was like Victoria Secret for men!  The other wife in line agreed with me and we both got a good laugh!

Saturday night we put delicous pork chops on the grill.  I have to admit, they were awesome!  And much better than the meat I get at the most famous big box store.  Sunday my hubby wanted a big huge hamburger.  Well... I'm not a fan of "big huge hamburgers".  A little meat goes a long way with me so I decided to try to find a recipe for homemade Manwich. 

I already make Sloppy Joes and those are delicious! But that's a different taste than Manwich.  My Sloppy Joes are sweet like baked beans.  But Manwich is tangy and chunky and I knew I could use some of my garden veges if I could just find a similar recipe.  I love the stuff.

Gotta love the internet.  I found a copycat version of Manwich, tweaked it a little bit to use what I had on hand and this turned out PERFECT!

I agree that just dumping a can of Manwich in the skillet would probably be easier, but you know me... I like to make things AT HOME MY WAY.  This is how I made Homemade Manwich AT HOME MY WAY:

Homemade Manwich

  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 onion, chopped small 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 to 1 whole green pepper, chopped small
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (prepared, the yellow stuff) 
  • Optional:  (I added 2 peeled, chopped garden fresh tomatoes, because I had them)

  1. Brown the beef, onion, and green pepper until veges are softened. Drain any fat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the skillet (tomatos, if using) and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve on buns.

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