Rushville Sandwiches

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
10 min
1 hr


  • Basic recipe:
  • Olive oil or bacon grease
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large can baked beans (not the tomato kind)
  • 2 pinches brown sugar (to taste)
  • Buns
  • Optional: lettuce or shredded cabbage
  • Variations:
  • If desired, add one or more of the following before you add the ground beef:
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • If desired, add one or more of the following when you add the beans:
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup ketchup (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow or brown mustard
  • Other spices as desired (cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, etc.)
  • In a frying pan, caramelize onions in olive oil or bacon grease. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add beans and about 2 pinches of brown sugar, cook until heated through and consistency of a sandwich. Serve on bun with lettuce or shredded cabbage, if desired.

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