A combination of tomato puree, ketchup, and mild spices creates a filling that’s familiar but not too sweet.
By Stephanie Alleyne | September 15, 2011
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I have made this recipe already. Real simple and truly delicious. Better than anything from a can. A definate keeper.
When light or dark brown sugar isn’t specified, does that mean either could be used?
By “hot pepper sauce”, do you mean Tabasco sauce or something like Frank’s Red Hot?
Hi RPIdrivestick, either can be used; and any hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco or Frank’s) should be fine. Try it and tell us how it goes!
This recipe was very close to a recipe i’ve made in the past, but lost the recipe! It was delish, but i added a tablespoon of horseradish sauce for some added zip because i do remember my old recipe had that as one of the ingredients.
We make ours with cheese and have always called them “Sloppy Joanne’s”! Will give this a try to make them from scratch. Thanks for the recipe!
We’ve made this recipe for a few years now out of the ATK Family cookbook and my kids really like it. My 6-year old calls them “sunburgers” for some reason but they always make her happy.
Love the recipe, everybody loves them at my house
I will definitely try. However, my mother’s old recipe that I lost, had finely chopped celery, finely chopped green and red pepper, worchestershire sauce, dry powdered mustard, and molasses added to the similar ingredients you have shown. It still looks scrumptious and I will try. Thank you@
Great looking recipe but I think I would add some chopped green pepper sauteed with the meat, and some dry mustard to it. Going to try it soon.
These were great!
We scaled this up to 12 pounds of meat (and everything else accordingly) to make something like 80 servings. A big hit! We used both valentina and tapatio, excellent hot sauces. Also we doubled the brown sugar, added worcestershire, and skimmed a lot of the fat off since we did a mix of 90% and 73% ground beef. I think if we make it again small scale we will add some more veggies like celery and bell pepper too. But as is, is definitely a keeper. A friend had never had homemade and couldn’t even wait for it to finish simmering down until he asked us to make a sandwich for him. He loved it!
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