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School Beef Burgers


Beef Burgers, Sloppy Joes… whatever you call them there are tons of different recipes for them.  Heck they even have it in a can.  But these everyone seem to love.  My kids are actually pretty picky eaters, and not always do they like what I make.  We have a rule in the house they have to at least try it, which could be a bite or two.  They were not so sure about these, even though they love burgers.

The recipe actually came from my mom’s old school back in Clinton, Iowa.  My family has used it for years for different occasions.  When I realized how much my kids loved them I had to get the recipe from my aunt and start making them at home.  I love them and could eat a couple of them myself so I always double the recipe, but I will post the regular recipe and if you want to you can double it!

This you can either make on the stove for a quick dinner or heat it up int he crock pot for dinner or to take to a pot luck.

Beef Burgers


1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 tbsp vinegar
1-2 tbsp onion
1-2 tsp brown sugar
1 c ketchup
1-2 tsp mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Brown and drain the beef, set aside.  Plug in the crock pot and set to low or put the pan on the stove and turn it on medium.  Start adding all the ingredients, minus the beef.  Mix until all combined and then add the beef.  If you are using the crock pot leave it on low and stir occasionally.  I have left mine in the crock pot for about 1-2 hours at the most, after about an hour I would turn it to warm only so it doesn’t start get overcooked.  If you are cooking it on the stove stir it occasionally and once everything is combined and hot I would let it sit for 15 min or so to make sure all the flavors are blended.  Remove and serve on buns with more ketchup!  Hey, we are a ketchup family!

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