Pennsylvania Coal Region Barbecue

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This is a wonderful staple of the Pennsylvania Coal Region. It’s the traditional ‘sweet and sour’. Delicious on a hamburger bun.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 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.

Prep time: 5 mins / Cooking time: 15 mins / Total time: 20 mins

Serving: 8 / Yield: 8 servings

Calories: 230.5

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