All-American Barbecue Sandwiches Recipe
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All-American Barbecue Sandwiches Recipe

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I came up with this delicious recipe on my own. It's my husband's favorite and is a big hit with family and friends who enjoyed it at our Fourth of July picnic.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:18 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 4-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 2-1/4 cups ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 18 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 391 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1100 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onions until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Heat through. Serve on buns. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as All-American Barbecue Sandwiches in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p35

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Delicious!!! Best bbq's ever!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"This is one of my family favorites. I have made it several different ways, but found the tastiest is with half bbq sauce in place of 1/2 of the ketchup. This is a easy and versatile recipe. Enjoy!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"My kids love this! I don't need this much at one time so I freeze part of it for a meal when our lives are crazy & hectic."

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"Ever since I saw this in one of my first Taste Of Home magazines, this is the only beef barbecue that I make. Although we love it, I do think there's too much pepper in this recipe. I suggest cutting it down to 1/2 or 1/3 TBP pepper."

Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"I made these when the recipe was first published..and they have been the only Sloppy Joes my people will eat. I have to scale down the recipe most of the time, but that isn't difficult. this freezes very well...for times when company shows up unexpectedly, or I'm too tired to cook in the evening. Good Sammies, these!"

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