One recipe for making barbecue ground beef is Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes, which requires a skillet to cook the beef. Another recipe, Slow Cooker Ground Beef Barbecue, requires a skillet to brown the beef and a slow cooker to finish it off.
To make Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes, gather 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes, 1 cup ketchup, 1 cup barbecue sauce and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. Brown the beef in a skillet until it is no longer pink, and then drain the fat. Stir in the tomatoes and the sauces until they are well combined. Serve the beef mixture on Texas toast, and add shredded cheddar cheese to finish.
For Slow Cooker Ground Beef Barbecue, gather 3 pounds ground beef, a chopped onion, 2 cloves garlic and 5 stalks chopped celery. For the sauce, use 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons prepared mustard, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 3 1/2 cups ketchup. Begin by browning the ground beef in a skillet, draining the fat once it's cooked. Add the cooked beef, onion, celery and garlic to a slow cooker as well as all of the sauce ingredients. Set the slow cooker to low heat, and let it cook for six to eight hours.