Cooking in Copper: Beef BBQ

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I’m a huge fan of fast meals sometimes, but I like to make it look like I tried. Well, this one takes the cake, especially in fall afternoons or summer evenings. The meat can be browned in cast iron or copper, as long as you break it up to small pieces and don’t leave big chunks. And the rest? Just off-the-shelf ingredients you add until it tastes just right for you!

I have memories of my grandmother making this, and my mother after her. It still takes like my childhood, and I hope my children carry it on, too. It’s too easy not to do so!

1 lb ground beef (browned and broken into small bits)

BBQ sauce


1 can chicken gumbo soup

Once the meat is browned, add the gumbo soup out of the can, then the BBQ and Ketchup (if you want a measurement, start with ¼ cup of each). Stir it all together and let it get warm together, until the sauce just starts to bubble. Taste it (be careful, it’s hot!) and add BBQ sauce, ketchup, or both until it tastes like you’d prefer.

Serve on hamburger buns and enjoy warm!

For some cooking tips on cooking / browning meat in copper, check out my YouTube Video!

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