Barbecued Beef Cubes or Hamburger Recipe -
Barbecued Beef Cubes or Hamburger Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Barbecued Beef Cubes or Hamburger

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"This dish is not spicy hot, but there is a little zip in this sauce. You can substitute ground beef for the stew meat."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large, heavy skillet, saute onions in butter or margarine over medium heat. Add meat, and cook until browned.
  2. Mix in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper, and ketchup. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until sauce coats the meat. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2003

Not bad.....not fantastic but not bad. the sauce is a little sweet and a little tangy....tried it over both rice and pasta. The rice is MUCH better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 17, 2005

Didn't care for it that much. It was too tangy and too sweet for my taste.

Apr 25, 2003

Followed recipe exactly. Fantastic, even the kids came back for seconds. But you have to serve over rice.

Jan 29, 2009

Pretty good recipe. I altered some things based on the reviews. Used 3 Tbs brown sugar instead of 2 Tbs white, used tomato sauce instead of ketchup, kosher salt instead of table salt and served over wild and brown rice. I would also mix up the ingredients prior to adding it to the meat.

Oct 27, 2003

I have to admit I was sceptical about this recipe, but decided it was quick. I am so glad I tried it! I made it with extra lean ground beef and doubled the sauce, and served with whole wheat spiral pasta and salad. Everyone loved it and the best part was the time it took to prepare. Definitely a keeper.

Feb 22, 2011

Awesome sloppy joe recipe. Will never buy another can or mix again. I added a beef bouillon cube instead of salt, brown sugar instead of white, and threw all the ingrediants in the crockpot. I used cubed beef rather than ground beef. It made an amazing sandwich. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Aug 07, 2006

YUM! Both my son and husband loved this one. I did some substitutions. Instead of white vinegar, I used rice vinegar. Didn't have fresh onion so I sprinkled about of 1 TBS of dry minced onion. Also, per husbands trial tasting, I added 2 TBS brown sugar (he likes it sweet). Also, to thin it a touch, without watering the flavor down, I added about 1/3 cup ruby red grapefruit juice. I served this on egg noodles, will try rice next time. This would make excellent sloppy joes! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Nov 12, 2010

I have been making this recipe for several years now and my husband cannot get enough of it. It is definately one of his top 5!


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  • Calories
  • 445 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 777 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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