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Southern Barbecue Beef

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

Creamy deli coleslaw is the secret condiment Andrea Johnson uses to top her zesty barbecue sandwiches. “It boosts the nutrition and adds a delightful crunch,” explains the creative Freeport, Illinois cook.


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 kaiser rolls, split
  • 1/2 cup creamy deli coleslaw


  1. In a nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Spoon onto roll bottoms; top with coleslaw. Replace roll tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 519 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1051mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • margo_wheeler
    Jan 16, 2012

    No comment left

  • mamamerg
    Jul 17, 2011

    The website wouldn't let me click on the five stars, but that is what I would give it!

  • mamamerg
    Jul 17, 2011

    This should get more than five stars, we make it alot! We do not put the cole slaw on the sandwich. We like to have it on the side. Delish!!

  • mamamerg
    Jan 19, 2011

    I have made this MANY times; I sometimes double it to have leftovers. However, my hubby and I don't really care for the coleslaw on top--the meaty filling is great alone!

  • patches08
    Nov 13, 2008

    This is more like sloppy joe then barbecue beef.