My girls LOVE Manwich, they think it is one of the best things to ever come out of a can. Since coming out of the can is no longer an option, I took a look at the ingredients and gave it a whirl. After a few tweaks, I have come pretty close (or at least as close as we remember) to the taste of Manwich. I mix it with ground turkey, but ground beef would be fine too. Serve on the sandwich buns (or the Ninja sandwich buns) paired with some carrot sticks and safe potato chips (I recommend Utz of Hanover Plain Potato Chips) and you have an easy hot lunch. There is one disclaimer: ketchup is not grain-free unless you make your own. Most organic ketchups are at least made with cane sugar instead of corn-syrup. If you can handle this incidental amount of cane sugar you are good to go. If not, you can find recipes to make your own ketchup out there on the internet.
1 1/3 lb ground turkey (or 1 lb ground beef)
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 cup grain-free chicken broth (I use Swanson’s Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth)
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp chopped dried onion, crushed
1 Tbsp ketchup
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp beet sugar
Heat olive oil in skillet and brown ground turkey. While meat is browning, combine remaining ingredients. When meat is cooked, drain excess fat and liquid, add sauce to skillet and simmer for ~10 minutes. Serve hot on sandwich buns.