Farm Sale Barbecue


When I saw this recipe, that the contributor says they use at farm sales and the local livestock sale barn, I thought I might have a winner.  I like old-fashioned Midwest ground beef in barbecue sauce, not Sloppy Joes – and this recipe tastes just like the one I remember as a kid.  And, finally, I have found a ground beef mixture for sandwiches that my husband really likes – and so do I – not too sweet and not too much tomato.  Try the recipe just as is; I think you’ll like it.  Keep it warm in a crockpot for summer picnics.
With so few ingredients, it’s easy to make too.    A recipe of “40 minute Hamburger Buns” and you’re good to go.   I make the entire recipe and freeze meal-size portions in freezer bags, and I freeze the buns too – Heat them up and I have a hot meal that’s faster than fast food.  I made them with excellent beef from the Leighton Locker in Leighton, Iowa – no “pink slime” here.  Cheaper beef might cook away more than mine did.  Even then, a beef barbecue sandwich cost me only 75¢ each for the meat and bun.

Farm Sale Barbecue
  2        Pounds  Ground Beef
  2        Large  Onions -- chopped
  1        Can  Tomato Soup
  2        Tablespoons  Catsup
  1        Tablespoon  Dry Mustard
  1        Tablespoon  Vinegar
            Salt and Pepper to taste
Brown ground beef.  Add onions; cook until onions are golden brown.  Drain fat if necessary.
Add soup, catsup, mustard and vinegar; simmer for 10 minutes or longer.  Serve on hamburger buns or French bread.
Yield:  2 quarts or 12 servings on buns (I used a #16 size scoop to serve – about ¼ cup.)
Cost:  $ 8.21 or 69¢ per serving if ground beef is $3.29 per pound.
  "Ground Beef Cookbook "
Per Serving: 253 Calories; 20g Fat (73.1% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 64mg Cholesterol; 140mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your blog. I enjoy it very much. I tend to like your recipes shared from the More with Less and Best of Country Brreads Cookbooks. Could you please tell me the authors and/or publishers and of these? It seems there are several on Amazon with the same title.

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    1. Here are links to look at those cookbooks...
      Best of Country Breads
      And my absolute favorite cookbook...It expresses a philosophy about food that is very thought-provoking.
      More with Less Cookbook, by Doris Janzen Longacre

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  2. That looks so very delicious. Thank you very much for sharing !!

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  3. Oh my goodness, your bar-b-q looks so good...am going to have it for supper one evening this week. Thank You for sharing! Gracie B.

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