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Hamburger Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Hamburger Sauce

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"This is an old Air Force recipe passed down over the years, given to me by my mom. It is quick, easy and inexpensive. It may look strange to begin with but once you taste it your family will go back for seconds and thirds! Pour over mashed potatoes and enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place the ground beef into a skillet over medium heat, and cook until the beef is browned, breaking it up into crumbles as it cooks, about 10 minutes. Pour off the grease, and stir in green beans, tomato sauce, tomato soup, and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes; season to taste with salt and black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2010

Perhaps the individual meant tomato paste vs. tomato sauce. Doesn't tomato paste come in that size can? It kind of makes sense, in a way, considering the recipe also calls for a can of tomato soup. Seems like tomato sauce and tomato soup would be a lot of liquid.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2012

I substituted the condensed tomato soup for a can of Manwich sauce. I also browned the meat in a pack of onion soup mix and a table spoon and a half of Beef Bouillon mix. I also added a can of diced tomatoes with Oregano, Basil and Garlic and a can of Tomato Paste. Oh-! Instead of White sugar, I used a table spoon of Brown Sugar. I thought it came out decent enough over Wide Egg Noodles. Add a bit of Parmesan cheese and some salt afterwards, it came out like a make shift meat and noodles.


10 Ratings

Nov 17, 2010

We used to make this at Girl Scout Camp with mixed vegetables instead of green beans. We also used tomato paste not sauce. We called it hamburger stew and it was well received.

Nov 12, 2010

I just wanted to comment on ingredients. I have never seen a 6 1/2 oz can of tomato sauce. They are 8 oz cans!

Nov 22, 2010

Added minced onion and garlic to the hamburger mixture. Reduced sugar to 1/8 cup; still very sweet. Served mine over potato and two over noodles. After 3 servings still had 5+ to go, serving size way off. Won't make again.

Nov 18, 2010

I made this last night for dinner and I used an 8oz can of tomato sauce which turned out to be a perfect thinner for the soup since you don't add any other liquid. I think paste would've been too thick. The only thing I added was garlic powder cause we love garlic.

Sep 23, 2012

I add chopped onion and a small can of whole kernal corn and pour into a baking dish. Top with mashed potatoes or cornbread batter. (I use a corn bread mix and then bake it according to the instructions on the box) or bake at 400 for 20 minutes for the mashed potato topping.

Nov 17, 2010

This was really good. I did not think you would use 6 oz of Tomato paste to 1 can of Soup. I used an 8 oz can of Sauce and can of soup. Since you add no water, the consistency was perfect for serving over mashed potatoes. Simple to make and yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 21.7 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 1027 mg
  • 41%

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

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