Ingredients

How to make it

  • Brown hamburger, chopping finely. Drain well in colander by spraying with hot water. Return to pan.
  • Add finely diced onion, mustard, sugars, spices and Pepsi.
  • Simmer until Pepsi liquid is almost absorbed/thickened to a consistency for making sandwiches.
  • Place onto a fresh hamburger bun, cover with cheese if desired.
  • Enjoy!!!
  • *note* Some people might liken the consistency of the sandwich to a "sloppy joe," but it's very much different. Milder, sweeter, and addictive!
  • --Kn0x--

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  • browneyegirl 1 month ago
    This guy that I've been dating going on 16 years told me about the Maid Rite's that his parents got & that him, his brothers and sister learned from their parents and I added to the site here on my page.I thought that I would share it with you and who ever is reading this Maid Rites Loose Hamburgers.
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    MySistersTwin ate it and said...
    Years ago dear friends living in Madison, OH sent me this recipe after a visit to their home town and the famous Maid Rite restaurant. Those loose burgers were so delicious and different from anything I'd ever experienced in my culinary world - I just had to make them for my family and friends.
    However, it is my understanding the original recipe used beer instead of Pepsi, or Coke. (Not to worry about the little one's getting tipsy as the alcohol disappears with cooking while leaving just a hint of the malt and hops.)
    A little heaven for the tummy!
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  • rlynskey2 4 years ago
    my wife is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and I have made many variations of Maid rites. recently, I have discovered that when the restaurants took the catsup out of the stores ( because of the homeless people making soup from it) they added coca-cola syrup to the final step for an undetectable sweetness that isn't mentioned in any of the online recipes i have seen yet.
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  • rlynskey2 4 years ago
    my wife is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and I have made many variations of Maid rites. recently, I have discovered that when the restaurants took the catsup out of the stores ( because of the homeless people making soup from it) they added coca-cola syrup to the final step for an undetectable sweetness that isn't mentioned in any of the online recipes i have seen yet.
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  • conner909 4 years ago
    The first time I heard of loosemeat sandwiches (one word or two?) was when Roseanne and her then husband Tom went into the business somewhere in the midwest! These do remind me of Sloppy Joes in a way. Are they very sweet? Also, I have never heard of rinsing off cooked hamburger in hot water....but I think it's a good idea! I saw this in another one of your recipes. Getting ready to print this one out! Would adding jalapeno pepper be defiling this recipe??
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  • coachsmom 4 years ago
    Have got to try these this week, sound wonderful.
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    musgtc ate it and said...
    I tried these tonight, my gosh, they took me back. I could almost see the famous Wall of Gum at the Maid-Rite in Greenville, Ohio. ha, ha! Thanks for sharing this one.
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  • zereh 6 years ago
    Hey! I grew up near a town with a Maidrites ~ which is still going strong today.

    Every time we go back to visit family and friends they have to have 'em. I gave up on meat years ago, but still love sitting at the huge counter (it can seat 20, I swear) and drinking their heavenly milkshakes.

    If you ever find yourself lost in the wilds of middle Iowa cornfields, stop in Marshalltown to try one out for yourself. =P
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  • pleasantvalleycabins 6 years ago
    Well now, I'm going to have to try this one.
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  • arban1898 6 years ago
    Wow!! I was just commenting to my wife that these sounded much like the Krystal burgers from the south, but crumbled. Right on!! Sounds good.
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  • lesliegw 6 years ago
    I used to date a guy from Illinois and he introduced me to these. Sounded wierd to me at the time but I was quickly a "believer". I'll definitely keep this recipe and introduced my Texan husband to them!
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  • grandmommy 6 years ago
    Never heard of loose meat. Very interesting though. Saved.
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  • beelzebufo 6 years ago
    Fascinating...makes me want to eat meat again.
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  • vickycummins 6 years ago
    Oh yum!!! This sounds delish!
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  • michelle73 6 years ago
    Always wanted to try this! Of course I will have to sub the Pepsi for Coke lol! ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Looks like a winner to me...dave
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    woohoo!THANKS JM
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Never heard of these so thank you....A gotta try...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Great sandwich, us northern folks need to stick together even if we no longer live up north. You got my 5
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  • mrtnzangel8 6 years ago
    we love our loosemeat sandwiches! bookmarking...
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