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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Michelle Bates-Phipps
Kalamazoo, MI

This recipe has been in my family for my entire life. It is easy to make, easy to take, and most importantly, easy to double, triple, etc. Does well in a slow cooker or on the stovetop. My grandma always made a huge batch of this every time a family member moved so we would have food to feed the people helping us. You can have any combination of ground meat for this recipe. We have used venison, turkey, pork, and beef. I don't always add additional onions if I am cooking a double batch.

(1 rating)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For whimpies

  • 1 md
    onion, chopped fine
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make whimpies

  • 1
    Chop onion finely.
  • 2
    Brown beef (or any combination of ground meat) in a skillet; drain fat.
  • 3
    Add remaining ingredients.
  • 4
    Stir well. It should have a tangy sweet BBQ sort of taste to the sauce at this point.
  • 5
    If cooking on the stovetop, cover the skillet. Simmer on low for 30 to 45 minutes to let the flavors cook together. If cooking in a slow cooker, cook on high for about 15 minutes. Then turn to low and stir occasionally until ready to serve.
  • 6
    Serve on a bun.