Holy Meatloaf! Remember the Manwich?



To be a butcher is hard work, and I cannot even imagine how their job becomes second nature to them. While I was putting the J. E. Bennett blog together I can’t even imagine the horror that James Bennett would emit if he knew his hard earned ground beef was being put into a Manwich. Remember those?

“A sandwich is a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal.”

In 1969 Hunt’s came up with a marketing genius even better than that of Hamburger Helper. Savory tomato goodness in a can, ready to be united in marriage to a package of ground beef and slobbered over a hamburger bun to overflowing. If your jaw doesn’t practically dislocate when you take a bite, and a clump of saucy meat doesn’t drop onto your lap, you’ve failed to grasp the concept of the beloved sandwich known as a Manwich. In case you have forgotten how to make them here is the recipe:

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Sloppy Joes sandwich recipe is made quickly with Manwich and served on sweet King’s Hawaiian hamburger buns for an easy sandwich. KING’S HAWAIIAN® is a registered trademark of King’s Hawaiian Holding Company, Inc.



  • 1 pound ground round beef (85% lean)
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Manwich® Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 1 pkg (9.6 oz each) KING’S HAWAIIAN® Hamburger Buns


  1. Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in Sloppy Joe sauce; heat through.
  2. Divide meat mixture evenly between buns.

– See more at: http://www.manwich.com/recipes-Sloppy-Joe-Sandwiches-7622#sthash.mzky9LwB.dpuf

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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