Okay, folks, I usually just season to taste, so these measurements are my best guesses.
This one is for Marie:
ground beef (I usually buy 1.5lbs of 85% - because it's healthier than 80% and cheaper than 90%!)
1 C ketchup
1 Tbsp mustard
short 1/4 C apple cider vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
1 rounded tsp minced garlic
1/4 C chopped onion (optional)
Season hamburger with salt and pepper and brown in large pan.
Add garlic and onions.
Add remaining ingredients, mix well and cook until heated through.
You might need to adjust the ketchup and vinegar for consistency (we like it thicker) and zing.
This stuff is best on a bun, and we like it with a slice of pepper jack cheese. It's also a good dip for potato chips. It makes an excellent left over and it freezes well.
I've served this to guests before because it's so flavorful and filling. (and cheap and easy!)