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Grandma’s BBQ Beef

So many memories… so many family get-togethers… this recipe was always there. My grandma always knew how to please the crowd with her delicious recipes.

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Grandma's BBQ Beef

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, beef, food for a crowd, sandwich
Servings: 10
Author: Rose Ziegler


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 14-oz. bottle ketchup
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 bottle water (use ketchup bottle)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. light brown sugar
  • hamburger buns


  • In a large pot, brown the ground beef and onion. Drain off most of the fat.
  • Add the green peppers, ketchup, vinegar, water and salt.
  • Simmer for 2 hours. Add the brown sugar during the last 10 minutes.
  • Serve over hamburger buns.