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Classic Cheese ‘N Beef BBQ

IFB Cheese N Beef BBQ
  • Prep: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6
This timeless recipe, contributed by Idaho Farm Bureau, is a delicious reminder of the food we used to eat – simple, hearty, and bursting with flavor. Back in the day, families would gather around the dinner table to enjoy dishes like this, made with fresh, wholesome ingredients straight from the farm. The Cheese N Beef BBQ recipe is easily made in one skillet and embodies the spirit of that era with its savory blend of ground beef, tangy sauce, and melted cheddar cheese, all cooked to perfection and served on a toasted bun. It’s sure to bring back fond memories and satisfy your taste buds. To modernize this dish, we’ve included alternate instructions below, using locally-sourced, Idaho ingredients. Recipes from 1966 IFB



1/3 Cup Chopped Green Pepper

1 Cup Chopped Onion

1 lb. Ground Beef

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Pepper

1/4 Teaspoon Sweet Basil1/8 Teaspoon Tabasco

1/3 Cup Ketchup

1 can (6 oz.) Tomato Paste

1 can (4 oz.) Sliced Mushrooms, Drained

1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

6 Hamburger Buns


  • In a large skillet melt butter, brown green pepper, onion, and beef

  • Add salt, pepper, basil, Tabaseo, ketchup, tomato paste, and mushrooms. Heat thoroughly.

  •  Just before serving, add cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

  •  Serve over buttered toasted buns. Top with additional cheese if desired.