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Tangy Barbecued Beef Sandwiches Recipe
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Tangy Barbecued Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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Every year for our church ice cream social, we'd fill six roaster ovens with these ingredients and let them simmer all day. Boy, did that barbecue smell good. —Janet Sipes, Monmouth, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, water, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar and salt; heat through. Serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings.
Freeze option: Place cooled beef mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water or broth if necessary.
Originally published as Tangy Barbecued Beef Sandwiches in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"Very good and super easy to make. I'll be making this one again. (I served it on pretzel buns/rolls, which was also good!)"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Quick and easy recipe to make. Not a lot of flavor, but still very good."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"Simple, easy & delicious!!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"I tried this and both my husband and I enjoyed it. I made a big batch for a party and served it from a crockpot; it was a hit!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"Because I trust nearly every receipe from Taste of Home. I doubled this receipe and made it for the first time for a party. Taste of Home came through for me again! Everyone loved the sandwiches. It was like a summer time meal in the middle of winter."

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