Here's the one from my cookbook. It has been very well received by those who tried it. Only, making your own sauce from fresh tomatoes is time consuming. So I'd say to use ready made sauce, unless you already have some of your own bottled.
Excerpt from the Book "You Can Be A Great Cook With Beef" Written by me, used with permission by me.
"...with a little imagination, you can
create almost any recipe you desire. And remember, if you make
your own, you can tailor it to your tastes.
This is the original "meal in a pan". As an example of the
"tailor it to your taste" principle, my wife's idea of Sloppy
Joe Sauce is completely different from mine. But hers is
really good, and exceptionally easy to make. However, this is
my book so your going to get my sauce. After you get the idea,
you can make your own, modified to fit your family's tastes.
You can even use the store-bought stuff if you like it. I won't
1-4 oz. can tomato paste
1-6 oz can Tomato Sauce
1-12 oz. can dark red kidney beans (You can rehydrate dried kidney beans if you want to make this recipe a "From Scratch" recipe)
1/2 clove minced garlic
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
3 heaping tbs... chopped green pepper
1/4 cup dark brown sugar (for Diabetics, substitute an equal
amount of Splenda brand sweetener and a tsp. of molasses)
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
1 bay leaf
2 tbs. olive oil
1 lb. ground beef
Place ground beef into a 12 inch covered frying pan and place over medium heat. While the pan is warming, add the olive oil to a 1 quart sauce pan and apply medium heat. Add the garlic,
onion, and bay leaf to the oil and saute until the onion turns
translucent. Add the remaining ingredients, stir until well
blended, cover and turn down heat to simmer.
Lift the lid from the ground beef and break up the meat into
bite sized chunks. Lightly salt the meat, stir, and cover.
Check the meat and stir the sauce every five minutes until the
meat is cooked through.
Drain the meat into a suitable bowl and place the juice in the refrigerator for later use. Combine the meat and sauce and serve over hamburger buns."
Author: Robert J. Flowers
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North