Pennsylvania Coal Region Barbecue Recipe - (2024)


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"This is a wonderful staple of the Pennsylvania Coal Region. It has the traditional "sweet and sour" taste."


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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 12 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 12 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 34 cup ketchup
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns



  • Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion; cook and stir until meat is no longer pink.
  • Drain excess grease, and stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve on buns.

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  1. Decided to try this out on a whim, and everyone at home loved it. Will definitely make again!


  2. I've been trying to find this recipe for years! Thank you so much for posting...Mom never wrote it down. The only change I made was to use spicy brown mustard instead of yellow. I love it and so does DH. Excellent!


  3. Grew up on this stuff since I am from the coal region! Only thing I do different is more vin and mustard, we like it tangy!

    Bridget Elaine

  4. Great sandwich! Made as written and everyone had seconds! The only thing I would change for next time is to decrease the mustard a little; with the tang of the vinegar 1 1/2 tsp mustard was a little too tangy for us. Made for Lets P-A-R-T-Y Tag.


  5. We all loved this simple, tasty sandwich. I used a little more than 1 pound of ground beef but didn't change anything else. This gave me 8 sandwiches so we each got two and everyone loved it. My 8 year old ate half of her's b4 I even got to sit down; which is saying something because she is a difficult eater. I served these on potato buns since I read on another site to do so. I'll use thoes again for this type of sandwich. Chips and pickles on the side made this a simple, yummy, and kid friendly meal. DH loved it too. I'll be making this again. Thanks!


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