Grandmom’s Barbecue

Ninety-nine percent of the world would call this a recipe for Sloppy Joes, but in the town where I grew up, it’s Hamburger Barbecue. Everyone’s grandmother has a recipe for it, but mine had the best.

This is a super easy recipe and only takes a few minutes to throw together, but to get the full flavors, you’ll want to cook it slow and low for the afternoon. I haven’t tried this in a crock pot, but I’m sure it would give you the same results.

For this you will need:

  • 1 c. water
  • 2 c. tomato paste
  • 1/2 c. vinegar
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 2 t. salt
  • 4 T. brown sugar
  • 2 t. dry mustard
  • 1/2 t. chili powder
  • 2 t. paprika
  • 4 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lb. ground beef (or turkey)

1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain and return to pan.

2. While meat is cooking, blend other ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Add sauce to meat. Cook over low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

4. Serve on your favorite roll. (My favorite is potato rolls.)

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By [E]queSarahSarah

Part-time artist, full-time crankypants who dabbles in knitting, running, and burpees.

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