Oooo I like the Heinz chili sauce idea. I just found a Rachael Ray recipe that uses tomato sauce/paste, montreal steak seasoning, brown sugar, red wine vinegar and worcestershire sauce. It got tons of good reviews.
I chop up very fine onion, green pepper, and maybe celery and sautee it in olive oil. Then I put it in a dish and brown lean ground beef. If it’s not so lean I pour off the excess grease and re-add the sauteed vegetables, add a small can of tomato paste, some worcestershire sauce, and let it simmer. For extra flavor I will often add some bottled seasoning – Soy Vey teriyaki sauce, or Boss sauce, or something even more strange and interesting.
Typically I agree. I have to mute the TV if I’m going to watch her show. She’s nails/chalkboard to me, but I’ve gotta admit she makes some good food sometimes. I had to admit she wasn’t totally worthless when she made this on her show. I have all but stopped serving regular cocktail sauce with cold shrimp- this stuff is slap-yo-mama delicious (and note that I do not use that other grating word she uses when she identifies something as delicious).
I dice up some onion and bell pepper and cook them with some ground chuck (my favorite ground beef). I’ll add in some corn oil if the chuck is too lean. Drain off any grease, and then I add some bottled BBQ sauce and serve. I like sloppy joes quite a bit, but my husband isn’t nearly as fond of them.
The classic recipe we had growing up was based on catsup & yellow mustard. I’ve modified it slightly, using a combo of jarred salsa, barbeque sauce, and Frank’s Red Hot instead of catsup, and deli or dijon mustard. I’ll also throw in some pickled jalapeno slices.
A pound of lean ground beef browned with a chopped onion, a can of Campbell’s pork-n-beans, about a tablespoon of mustard, half a cup of ketchup, and half a cup of barbecue sauce. I’m hedging on the mustard-ketchup-BBQ – I just dump in what seems about right and taste.
I wanted to admit up front that I have also made them with half Campbell’s tomato soup and half Bush’s Chili Starter (with beans), but I was worried I’d get a pile-on for being weird. You’ve brought me out of the closet! It’s actually pretty good!