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Family-Favorite Barbecues

My Grandma Ackerson served these hearty sloppy joes on her auction lunch wagon. They were also a favorite on the farm at family gatherings. Now I serve them on my farm to her great-grandchildren. - Velda Larson, Paynesville, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 3-1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 hamburger buns, split


  • In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato juice, rice, mustard and seasonings; mix well. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Spoon onto buns.
The filling for Family-Favorite Barbecues can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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