1Add butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat and discard.
2Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get soft.
3Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Also add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
4Spread rolls with butter and brown on a griddle or skillet. Spoon meat mixture over the rolls, topping with a slice of cheese (optional). Serve.