Greasy BBQ Sandwiches

How can I keep sloppy joes or barbecued beef from getting that greasy look? —L.H., Lebanon, Pennsylvania

When making sloppy joes, you can eliminate the greasy appearance by thoroughly draining the ground beef in a colander after it's cooked. After draining, blot the meat with paper towels or rinse with hot water to eliminate any additional fat. When using shredded meat for barbecued beef, discard any visible fat before shredding.