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Southern Barbecue Beef Recipe

Southern Barbecue Beef Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 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. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

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

Reviewed 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!!"

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2008

"This is more like sloppy joe then barbecue beef."

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