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No More Manwich

I get it.  It's easy.

Brown meat, drain, stir in can of goodness.

But this variation I came across had my husband proclaiming that we will never buy the canned stuff again.  And it was just as easy, only less salt and a much fresher taste.  Bonus -- I made this ahead of my son's birthday party and put it in the slow cooker for the day of the party--plus it will freeze well, if you have leftovers that is.  So Delicious!

Sloppy Joes II (from


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.
  2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.  


    photo from Allrecipes user


    1. This looks DELISH please share at my Taste This Thursday party!


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