Thursday, May 31, 2012

MANWICH CLONE RECIPE

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.

5 comments:

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.