I like to buy things in bulk. When I buy hamburger I buy a 10 pound tube. Regardless of what my husband may think, I do not like to go to the market every day. I think it’s the parking lot and the lines that drive me crazy and not looking over the food, I could do that all day.
Anyway, instead of just chopping it up into 1 pound packages and freezing it, I usually cook about half the package into ground pieces to use for tacos, sloppy joes, etc. The rest I make into meat loaf and hamburger patties, then freeze, pre-made meals ready when I’m feeling lazy.
I like this recipe because its tangy and chunky with lots of tomato sauce, but not runny. Top it of with some sharp cheddar all melting down the bun and a few crispy potato chips and you have a fast dinner that’s filling if not healthy. If you like you could serve a salad alongside the sandwich and make it a bit healthier.
1 lb hamburger
1 med onion, small dice
1 green pepper, small dice ( I like to use the mini tri-color peppers, they make it look great)
1/2 cup ketchup
2 T Dijon mustard
2 T cider vinegar
1 T sugar
1 T garlic, minced
1 sm can tomato paste
8 sandwich buns
8 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
- Fry the hamburger in a medium skillet, breaking into small pieces.
- Add onion and peppers. Cook until hamburger is browned, stirring occasionally.
- Drain fat, then add all other ingredients, except buns and cheese. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Serve hot on buns with cheese melting down the bun. YUM!
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