Someone recently told me that a variety of convenience foods (that we all take for granted) are not readily available to cooks living outside of the USA; simple things like good old hot dogs, graham crackers, ranch mix, canned pumpkin, Crisco and  Manwich ( plus MANY others).

I don't buy many convenience foods, but every once in a while, I  find something like Manwich comes to the "quick snack for the grandkids" rescue. The down side is that it can be expensive when feeding a crowd, so I was very happy to find this great "clone" recipe. 

TIP:  When feeding a crowd,  I usually serve these sandwiches, "slider style", on small dinner rolls.

8 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 tablespoon finely diced green pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon celery seed

Mix everything together and add to one pound of (browned and well drained) ground beef.  Simmer for 10 minutes then spoon onto  buns and serve.
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