Sassy Joes - Memphis-Style Barbecue

A family favorite gets a punchy lift when you add high-impact ingredients.

6 sandwiches

Talk about layers of irresistible flavor! You’ll find sandwiched in a bun a smoky-tangy-sweet filling that reflects the hallmarks of Memphis-style barbecue. Be sure to choose a thick, bold-tasting barbecue sauce.

1 lb. applewood-smoked bacon, chopped
2/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 lb. ground beef (85% lean)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup barbecue sauce
6 hamburger buns
1/2 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup purchased coleslaw
1/2 cup purchased french fried onions

  1. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until browned and crisp, stirring frequently. Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet. Add onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is soft, stirring occasionally.
  2. Crumble ground beef into skillet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 8 to 10 min-utes or until beef is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center, stirring frequently. Stir in barbecue sauce; cook until heated through.
  3. Divide beef mixture between buns; top with cheese, coleslaw and fried onions.

PER SANDWICH: 535 calories, 28 g total fat (10 g saturated fat), 28.5 g protein, 42.5 g carbohydrate, 85 mg cholesterol, 1405 mg sodium, 1.5 g fiber