Spicy Hamburger Mix

    35 minutes

    This is a beef mince in a tomato based sauce which can either be served on hamburger buns or over pasta.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g beef mince
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1/4 cup chopped celery
    • 1/4 cup chopped green capsicum
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 250g tomato puree
    • 6 hamburger buns, split

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cook beef mince in a large frypan over medium heat until no longer pink. Stir frequently, and break into pieces. Drain off grease.
    2. Add onion, celery and green capsicum to the frypan, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato puree. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Spoon onto buns, and serve.

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    This was excellent. I served this open faced and topped with a little shredded cheese. The meat was very tangy and had a great sloppy joe flavor without being too spicy. This was not bland either. We enjoyed our meal. Thanks for sharing this, it's a keeper!  -  08 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Hmmm, I was about to give this a 3-star (just okay) rating, but then again I did wolf it all down in two meals, so I guess it was pretty good in my book, and I'll give it 4 stars after all. Like previous reviews have said, this is basically Sloppy Joes with a bit of a tang. I only had small hamburger buns, so this made 8 buns' worth, plus a few more spoonfuls. I made it exactly as the recipe states, and it came out pretty saucy. (The main picture on the recipe page seems to show it as being a lot drier.) If I made this again, I probably would cook it longer in order to get rid of a lot of liquid in the sauce. The sauce was pretty sweet to me, maybe a little too sweet. Also, celery is one of my least favorite vegetables (I find it boring and tasteless, not awful). Since I'd never really cooked with it, I thought I'd made a mistake when I brought "Celery Hearts" home, but then I learned that they're just the innermost ribs of the celery, so they were probably okay for this recipe. I was surprised that all the cooking left the chopped celery still crunchy. I'd personally skip that ingredient next time.  -  28 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Good meal, especially with a house full of teen boys. They inhaled them. I did leave out the sugar & used less ketchup because of it's sugar content. My husband has diabetes, but we all loved them on a good whole wheat bun.  -  01 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)