This is my Mom's Sloppy Joe recipe. It is a favorite at family Birthday parties. I love that it is a little sweeter than canned sloppy Joe Sauce. This homemade version is way better than any canned sloppy joe's.
Another plus is it is prepared in 1 pan. Just brown the hamburger, mix up the sauce in a large mixing cup then pour over the drained hamburger. Simmer for about 15 minutes and it is ready.
This makes for a fast and easy supper which was great for days like today when I have to work in the office. I also know what I will be having for lunch tomorrow as this is awesome warmed up as left overs. I actually think it is better the 2nd and 3rd day.
1 to 1 1/2 pounds hamburger, browned and drained
1 C ketchup
1/4 C water
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 t onion powder
1 t Worcestershire sauce
1 t vinegar
Mix all together in a measuring cup or small mixing bowl.
Brown 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of hamburger in a skillet, drain. Pour the sloppy joe sauce over the hamburger and return to the stove over med/low heat for about 15 minutes stirring occasional so it does not burn.