Saucy Barbecue Burgers

Barbecue Beef Sandwich
Barbecue Ground Beef Sandwich. Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings

Ground pork sausage and ground beef team up in these tasty stovetop barbecue burgers. These are similar to sloppy Joes, but with barbecue flavor. 

For a party or game day event, put the cooked mixture in the slow cooker to keep warm for serving. This is an excellent dish for tailgating or to take along to a potluck.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion, about 1 large onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 bottle chili sauce (12 ounces)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted

How to Make It

In a Dutch oven or large skillet or saute pan, saute the ground sausage for about 4 to 5 minutes or until browned; remove to paper towels. Drain off excess drippings and sauté ground beef for 4 to 5 minutes, until browned and no longer pink. Remove ground beef to paper towels.

Drain off all but a few teaspoons of the pan drippings; add the onion and celery and saute until softened. Return sausage and ground beef to pan; stir in chili sauce, tomato sauce, water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and pepper.

Simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently, for about 30 minutes, or until thickened.

Taste and add salt if needed then serve the mixture over split toasted rolls. 

Recipe serves 8.