In a stove top pan, on medium high heat sauté the chopped onion in vegetable oil until translucent.
Add ground beef cooking until no pink remains. Drain any excess fat from the pan.
To the beef add ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, soup, chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne and paprika. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer uncovered on low heat for 30 minutes, then serve or freeze. (Makes about 4 cups)
a) For a timesaver, make a large batch and freeze it in separate portions for future meals. b) You may substitute beef broth in place of french onion soup, and tomato sauce or Heinz chili sauce in the same amount in place of ketchup, if desired.