Skip to Content

Gram’s Famous Barbecues

Gram’s Famous Barbecues are the perfect combination of sweet and sour with a hint of dill!  Yummo 🙂

Gram's Famous Barbeques

Gram’s Famous Barbeques

AND the best part of these barbecue sandwiches is you use leftover meat!  YEP, you heard me right!!

Never know what to do with the leftover hamburgers all grilled up from last Saturday?  or the Roast that didn’t all get eaten on Sunday?  This is the answer to that dry meat question… make Gram’s Famous Barbecues and nobody will ever know that the meat was “leftovers”  🙂

 

I made this batch with some already grilled hamburgers, that I crumbled and froze.  THEN 2 weeks later, I pulled out the meat and whipped these delicious little barbeques together.  After my husband had eaten one I said, “Did you recognize the meat?”  He said, “no, was it bear?”  (knowing my dad’s an avid hunter)  “Nope” I told him it was from the BBQ we’d had 2 weeks ago!  He couldn’t believe it and was very impressed!!

Leftover already grilled hamburgers

Leftover already grilled hamburgers

 

Gram’s Famous Barbecues

1 1/2 C onion, chopped

3/4 C water

3/4 C ketchup

1/2 tsp celery salt

1 tsp dry mustard

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

4 tsp sugar or 2 tsp agave

4 tsp vinegar

1 tsp dill weed

2-3 C leftover roast or hamburgers, cut into 1 inch pieces

8 whole grain buns or rolls

In a large frying pan sprayed with cooking spray, cook onions for 2-3 minutes over medium high, stirring. Add meat to onions, add rest of ingredients, stir well.  Cover and simmer over low heat until moisture evaporates.  Approx 20-25 minutes.  Serve on buns or rolls and Enjoy!

 

Combine all ingredients, cover simmer, over low heat until moisture is gone

Brown onions, combine rest ingredients, cover simmer, over low heat until moisture is gone

Like so :) Serve on whole grain buns

Like so 🙂 Serve on whole grain buns

Gram's Famous Barbecues... Enjoy!

Gram’s Famous Barbecues… Enjoy!

 Gram’s Famous Barbecues totally remind me of my childhood… I’ve eaten these my whole life BUT, nothing quiet says home like a familiar taste!  It’s got a way of taking you back to fond memories and good times with every bite.   I hope you find these sandwiches as yummy and satisfying as we do 🙂

 

Yield: 8

Gram's Famous Barbecues...

Grams Barbeques 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C onion, chopped
  • 3/4 C water
  • 3/4 C ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tsp sugar or 2 tsp agave
  • 4 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • 2-3 C leftover roast or hamburgers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8 whole grain buns or rolls

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan sprayed with cooking spray, cook onions for 2-3 minutes over medium high, stirring. Add meat to onions, add rest of ingredients, stir well. Cover and simmer over low heat until moisture evaporates. Approx 20-25 minutes. Serve on buns or rolls and Enjoy!

 

Chef Ruthie

Owners at Cooking With Ruthie
Chef Ruthie is a professionally trained chef who specializes in bringing cuisines, cultures and culinary adventures to your kitchen. Chef Ruthie inspires readers to create in the kitchen, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living!
    Skip to Recipe