Simple version from my childhood
2 pounds ground beef
1 medium chopped onion
1 can condensed tomato soup(Campbell's!)
sugar to taste
Black pepper to taste, I use a LOT
Brown the beef with the onion and pepper(salt is optional but the soup adds a LOT of it)
When the onion is tender add the tomato soup and stir it in, let it simmer 20 minutes, add sugar to taste, simmer a bit more.
Serve on a cheap fluffy white bun with hamburger dill slices.