About 30 years ago, my sisters and I went with my Mom to a special program for mothers and daughters at her WWII ladies axiliary meeting. They served a lunch afterwards and had these delicious Saucy BBQ Beef Sandwiches. I enjoyed this version of BBQ and ground beef so much I had my Mom ask the lady who brought the dish for her recipe. I was so happy she decided to share her recipe and that the recipe was so incredibly simple! If you are having a crowd over and want to feed them inexpensively, this is your dish. I have made this and then put it in a slow cooker to keep warm for hours until needed. Also, the leftovers freeze nicely. This dish can be doubled or tripled easily as well.
1 pound ground chuck
3/4 cup frozen chopped onions
3/4 cup diced green pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Prepared Yellow Mustard
1 Cup Ketchup
In a large Dutch Oven, over medium heat, brown the ground chuck, onions, and green pepper. Break up the meat as you cook it. Sprinkle the salt on the meat. When the meat is no longer pink, drain the fat from the Dutch Oven.
|Drain the fat after cooking|
|After adding the sauce, simmer on low, stirring occasionally|
While the meat is cooking, mix together the sugar, vinegar, mustard, and ketchup, stir well. After draining the fat from the meat, add the sauce to the meat, stir well, decrease the heat from medium to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on the buns of your choice. Some people like to add cole slaw to the bun as well. Makes 5 sandwiches.