Homemade Manwiches {Step by Step}

18 Mar

Good Morning lovelies!

Sorry this post is coming a day late, I mentioned on Facebook last week that I was getting ready to post it but I ended up having a super busy day and never got the time to do it. I try to post in the morning rather than later on as it seems more people are online during the day.

You sneaky people facebooking at work.

I also noticed I was starting to feel a little sick and then by the next day I had a full blown chest cold, not fun. I spent a good couple days in bed and then came back to work like a zombie for Thursday and Friday. I’m still not feeling 100% even after a weekend of rest! A solid diet of green tea will be happening today and then I am looking forward to getting home and resting later today.

You may have noticed that last week I asked you all what I should make for a “Man Meal. You were all so great and had so many wonderful ideas! I noticed that the trend was beef, mostly in the form of ground beef. One of the responses I got was for Manwiches!

At first I was like, manwich? Is that like a sloppy joe? To which I was told, yes.

I thought right away that was the perfect idea for a Man Meal! Sloppy, saucy, messy, spicy, sweet and most importantly, BEEF.


I whipped them up and both my Dad and Mr. Delish, loved them.

I did them in Step by Step style, which you all know is not my favorite. I did it for you guys! It’s a pretty simple recipe and no it is not waistline friendly, but it is MAN friendly. And you know what, it’s not made with a can or a package and at least you know everything that is going into it.

Okay, let’s go!

First of all you will want to grab two carrots, peel ‘em up.


Now cut the carrot in half.


And slice each half into about 5-6 sticks.


Now turn your knife and slice them into a dice.


Boom! Diced carrot. Repeat with the other carrot.


Now grab half of a sweet onion. Take off the outer skin and place it cut side down on your cutting board.


Now make some vertical slices down through the onion.


And then some horizontal slices, make sure not to go all the way through.


Now run your knife down, making very thin slices.


Boom. Minced onion.


Now get a sauté pan going over medium high heat with about a tablespoon of oil (I had a photo for this but it turned out blurry.) Now add the minced onion to the hot pan, and sauté for about 2-3 minutes until softened slightly.


Add in the diced carrot


And cook for another 2-3 minutes until softened.


Now grab some ground beef.


I accidentally used regular ground beef and that was a mistake, I had to drain off the fat, if you use lean ground beef you shouldn’t have to.


Mix the beef in, breaking it up as you go, until it is combined with the veggies.


Now season generously with salt and pepper and continue cooking until browned and cooked through.


While it’s cooking, let’s get our spices together, shall we?

In a small bowl start off with some brown sugar.


Chili powder


Hot paprika and cumin


And some kosher salt.


Now mix that together and dump it right into the cooked beef.


Stir it in and then add one big can of tomato sauce.


PC all the way baby!


Give it a good stir and then add in some ketchup


and mustard


And Worcestershire sauce


Stir that around until it’s all combined. Remember you forgot something spicy, add some siracha.


NOW mix it all together, it will look something like this.


Now just leave the meat mixture to simmer over medium low heat while you get the buns ready.

Grab a few cloves of garlic


Smack em with the flat side of your knife and remove the skins.


Now mince up the cloves as finely as possible.


Grab a stick of softened butter


And place it in a bowl with the minced garlic.


Give it a good mix together so it is nice and combined


Realize it needs a bit of color, grab some fresh parsley and chop it up.


Add it to the butter for some freshness and color.


Now grab some hamburger buns or I actually used kaiser buns because they just looked better that day, and slice em in half and place them on a baking sheet.


Smear each bun half with some of the garlic butter


And stick them under the broiler until nice and golden brown and toasty


Now you’re ready to serve them up! Place two bun halves on a plate and top the bottom bun with a generous portion of the meat mixture.


Serve the top bun seperate so it doesn’t get too soggy, then you can put the top bun on at the last minute!

I served mine up with ceasar salad because it’s just tasty and my diet was already out the window for the night.


There’s just something so simply delicious about these and although this post was all about making a “Man Meal,” the ladies will find this just as satisfying as the men in your life.

Make this comfort classic for your family tonight!!

Miss Delish asks:

What is your favorite “Man Meal” to make for the men in your life?

Have you gotten the dreaded cold/flu this season?

Homemade Manwiches {Step by Step}

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Homemade Manwiches {Step by Step}


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ sweet onion, diced finely
  • 2 whole carrots peeled and diced finely
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp hot paprika (or regular if you don’t have the hot stuff)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large can tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp siracha (or more if you like it HOT)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 6 fresh hamburger/Kaiser buns sliced in half
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


In a large deep pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the diced onion and saute until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the diced carrot and cook again 2-3 minutes.

Add the ground beef to the pan and mix with the veggies, breaking up the meat as you go. Season generously with salt and pepper. Allow the meat to continue to cook as you mix together the spices.

In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, chili powder, hot paprika, cumin and salt.

Once the beef is browned and cooked through, add the spice mix and stir to combine completely. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and siracha and stir again to combine. Bring to a simmer and then lower the heat and allow to simmer as you make the buns.

In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, garlic and minced parsley until totally combined.

Lay the buns, cut side up on a baking sheet. Spread each bun half with some of the garlic butter and place the baking sheet under the broiler until the buns are nice and toasted and golden brown. This will help the bun from getting soggy when you add the meat and sauce mix.

Now you're ready to serve, place two bun halves on each plate, then top the bottom bun with a generous portion of the meat mixture.

Serve with a nice big salad and enjoy!


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