Garbage Plate Sauce

Garbage Plate Sauce

Mrs. Jones 1

"Meat sauce with a wonderful blend of spices to pour over your choice of meat, macaroni salad, or home fries. A Rochester, New York original and a must-have. Add diced onions, ketchup, and mustard if desired."


40 m servings 104 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. Transfer the cooked beef to a blender and blend until the meat is finely minced. Bring the minced beef, water, vinegar, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, allspice, cloves, cumin, thyme, and cinnamon to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat; cook for at least 30 minutes, adding water as needed to keep the mixture moist and gravy-like.
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  1. 29 Ratings


Mrs Jones must be a Rochester, NY native. All the right ingredients, I just like mine with a lot more chili powder and cayenne. Personal thing. I also add a 1/2 cup of beef broth in place of wat...

I'm from Rochester, NY and this is very good hot sauce. I add about a 1/2 cup frank's Red Hot. Thanks for sharing.

I am from Rochester, and living in New Jersey now, I get cravings for garbage plates!!! This sauce is perfect!!! I am going to make this very regularly and have it on hand constantly! Must eat...

This recipe turned out horrific. I was so looking forward to it but the vinegar was still present even after the full cooking time and then some. Also the cinnamon, allspice and clove mix was ju...

Amazing. I forgot the vinegar, but it still tasted awesome. I also added jalapenos

My husband, a Rochester native, introduced me to the garbage plate sauce. I haven't had a garbage plate yet, but I love this sauce smothered on eggs and Zweigle white hots (another Rochester del...

This was pretty good. All the spices were a bit different with the beef but still good. I have never had a "garbage plate" so I had to google it to see what to make with it. I chose to do hom...

I just got done making this. I am a Rochester native but also a vegetarian so I've always gotten the grilled cheese garbage plate without the meat hot sauce. I made this for me and my husband ...

This was so good! Being from Rochester, I was skeptical, but I wanted to give it a try. Yummy! It tastes better at Vic & Irv's and NT only because I don't have to make it myself or do the dis...