• 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 -3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite, we use Open Pit)
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 In a large skillet, brown ground beef, celery and onion.
  • 2 Drain the fat, who needs it?.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients, simmer covered, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 If Joes appear too'loose', leave cover off and let moisture evaporate.
  • 5 Cook until it's the consistency you like for serving on toasted buns, with french fries and cole slaw.