2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups finely chopped red onions
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons honey
15 ounces tomato sauce
Mix honey, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and olive
oil in a skillet and use to saute onions and garlic. Once onions are
thoroughly cooked, add meat and cumin and cook till meat is browned.
Move to a large pot, add remaining ingredients, and heat to simmering.
Reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes, stiring occasionally,
to incorporate flavors. Serve on hamburger buns.
For a healthier option, substitute the 2 pounds ground beef with 1 3/4 pounds ground turkey and 1/4 cup vegetable oil.