photograph by Matt Hulsman

Yields: 8 servings.

2 pounds ground chuck
4 tablespoons onion, chopped
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon Texas Pete
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 cups ketchup
8 hamburger buns (or spaghetti or rice)

Brown ground chuck, and drain off fat. Add onions, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, Texas Pete, chili powder, brown sugar, and ketchup. Simmer for 10 minutes or longer if desired. Serve on buns, spaghetti, or rice. 

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.