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Tangy Barbecued Beef Recipe
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Tangy Barbecued Beef Recipe

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Families are sure to enjoy these hearty sandwiches sent in by Nancye Thompson of Paducah, Kentucky. Convenient deli roast beef is jazzed up with a flavorful sauce that simmers swiftly on the stovetop.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 cups thinly sliced deli roast beef, cut into strips
  • 6 sandwich rolls, split


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 11 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 14-15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in beef; cover and simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve on rolls. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Barbecued Beef in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p43

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Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"This is so good!! The sauce is delicious and it's very quick to make. I served it with the Meatball and Vegetable Soup in the same issue."

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