Ritter’s Green Tomato Relish was a must-have ingredient for my mother-in-law’s Pennsylvania style barbecued beef aka Sloppy Joes. This is Margaret’s family only version of the recipe.
- 1 lb. ground chuck
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons vinegar (Heinz apple cider vinegar)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard (regular yellow mustard)
- 1/2 jar Ritter’s Green Tomato Relish (or any green tomato relish)
- 1 8 oz. can Hunt’s® tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Spread the loosened ground chuck in a well buttered skillet.
- Keep turning the meat until no red shows, add ingredients in order over full flames, keep stirring until well mixed and the contents of the skillet begin to cook hard.
- Turn down the heat to half and cook for 30 minutes uncovered. Stir occasionally so it does not stick. The mixture should be thick not juicy.
- Don’t over cook. If the meat is fatty, skim off the fat before adding other ingredients.
- Makes 6 barbecue sandwiches.
- Serving Size: 4 oz.
Keywords: beef, barbecue, Ritter's relish, green tomato relish, Pennsylvania