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Seven Flavor Hamburger Recipe
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Seven Flavor Hamburger

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"This ground beef and vegetable mixture in a tomato based sauce is wonderful served on hamburger buns, but equally good over noodles."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Stir frequently, and break into pieces. Drain off grease.
  2. Add onion, celery, and green pepper to the skillet, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato sauce. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Spoon onto buns, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 04, 2011

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2009

I didn't like this recipe. I just tasted like Ketchup. My boyfriend asked me what were the seven ingredients/flavor and after I had told him, he said that all ingredients besides the ketchup itself, are what combine to make ketchup! No wonder it tasted so strong like it! I won't make this one again (but I don't like ketchup). No one said they liked it either.

Aug 28, 2006

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.

Oct 01, 2010

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.

Apr 28, 2006

This was really easy to make, and pretty tasty. Not an overly exciting dish, but with the ease of prep and ingredients on hand, deserves 5 stars from me. Didn't change a thing with the recipe. My husband ate it as a sloppy joe, and I ate mine over egg noodles. Great leftovers, too!

Jun 01, 2009

Loved this recipe did add a couple of things. We like foods hot and spicy but with flavor and so with some tobasco and crushed red pepper this did the trick. It is also extremely good for a big gathering as a hotdog sauce.

Mar 19, 2009

Very tasty! I had used some of my leftover homemade gravy (or meat sauce for some), which is very thick, instead of a jar of tomato sauce, so I didn't have to let it simmer for the 20 minutes. I also had to substitute the white vinegar for red wine because I didn't have any on hand. It turned out very good and will definitely be making again.

Apr 05, 2010

Simple to make and good flavor. Will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 1077 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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