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Tangy Barbecue Beef Sandwiches Recipe

Tangy Barbecue Beef Sandwiches Recipe

A quick, tangy sauce gives these family-pleasing sandwiches lots of zip. “I've had this recipe for years,” writes Sharon Zagar of Gardner, Illinois. “I've given it out many, many times.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Spoon 3/4 cup onto each bun. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 348 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 719mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 248984
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"This was real good, simple, reheated great. To stretch the leftovers even more, I mixed in some Bush's beans (Southwest Pit Barbecue flavor). This would be great over pasta, or wrapped in a tortilla!"

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 245628
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2016

"Absolutely fabulous. Only tweak was I used 1/2 cup of ketchup instead of 1/4 cup."

ng_flrs User ID: 5630535 97486
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"loved the tangy/sweet taste!"

ircmom User ID: 6275395 166715
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"This is a good recipe. quick like it says and easy! It's really just Sloppy Joe's though. I was hoping for a different flavor, but my family still enjoyed it and I'll probably make it again."

missidj User ID: 5749413 171854
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Loved it! Only thing I did differently was use green pepper instead of celery. Will definitely be making this again!"

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 166714
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"these are YUM-O!!!

made them yesterday for the 1st time - will definately make them again. didn't change anything - perfect as is."

Kristencreed User ID: 3763283 153519
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009


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