Barbecue Beef for a Large Group

Here is a delicious recipe, for a one pot meal, to use when you contribute to a family, church, or school gathering. It serves about 40 - 50 people.



  • 8 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 qts. ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb. chopped onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar


Brown ground beef in a large pot and drain the grease. Add all remaining ingredients to beef (in large pot) and stir to combine. Simmer on low for about two hours. Optional: Add more water if the mixture is too thick for your taste. Serve on your choice of bun.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL


April 24, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you for this recipe it sounds good and finally there is one for feeding larger groups appreciate your effort in posting for all of us,with Summer coming on and Graduation Parties coming up,this certainly will be handy for a lot of people,again Thanks :-)

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