Thursday, May 31, 2012


Someone recently told me that a variety of convenience foods (that we all take for granted) are not readily available to cooks living outside of the USA; simple things like good old hot dogs, graham crackers, ranch mix, canned pumpkin, Crisco and  Manwich ( plus MANY others).

I don't buy many convenience foods, but every once in a while, I  find something like Manwich comes to the "quick snack for the grandkids" rescue. The down side is that it can be expensive when feeding a crowd, so I was very happy to find this great "clone" recipe. 

TIP:  When feeding a crowd,  I usually serve these sandwiches, "slider style", on small dinner rolls.

8 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 tablespoon finely diced green pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon celery seed

Mix everything together and add to one pound of (browned and well drained) ground beef.  Simmer for 10 minutes then spoon onto  buns and serve.


Sonya said...

It's true! being an American in The Netherlands is a bit of a shock when it comes to baking! although I must confess to now enjoying more of the european food lifestyle..the cheese,breads and other items are so fresh it's unreal.

We still miss things from home and I will be bookmarking this recipe on the days we need a manwich fix :)

Reeni said...

I used to love those manwiches! This copycat recipe sounds and looks even better! Love the idea of sliders.

Shelby said...

This post put a smile on my face! I have manwich in the pantry as a back up for lazy nights! We actually like it. lol. Your homemade recipe sounds just as yummy!

Pam said...

Total comfort food - it looks great.

Laura said...

I so needed to see this! thanks my kids will be happy to have these.