How to Make Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce

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How to Make Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce
Homemade sloppy joe sauce will please the whole family. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce was released in 1969. The slogan "A sandwich is a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal," was introduced in the early 1970s. The sauce is a tomato-based sauced combined with minced meat to create a quick, hearty meal for an entire family in 15 minutes. Creating your own sloppy joe sauce allows you to use fresh ingredients and trade any preservatives present in Manwich sauce for a healthier more customisable sloppy joe sauce.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 0.454kg. minced meat
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 170gr can tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Pinch of allspice
  • 1 cup of water

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  1. 1

    Brown minced meat in a skillet and drain off the excess fat.

  2. 2

    Combine all other ingredients in the skillet and mix well with a spoon.

  3. 3

    Bring mixture to a boil, then lower the temperature and let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes. The longer the sauce boils, the thicker the consistency will be.

Tips and warnings

  • An alternative to tomato paste is to use 227gr tomato sauce and 1 cup of ketchup. If you use tomato sauce, do not add water to the sauce.

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