Pennsylvania Coal Region Barbecue

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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!

Deely February 19, 2013

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 December 17, 2012

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.

AZPARZYCH December 07, 2011