Ingredients

How to make it

  • Simmer hamburger and onion. Do not brown. Add other ingredients
  • and simmer. Served piled on buns with ketchup, pickle and mustard, if desired.

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  • wa0auu 7 months ago
    NO ! NO ! NO ! you got it all wrong ! I got THE recipe !
    2 pounds 90 percent ground beef
    1 medium red onion fine chopped cooked with the burger
    cook till no longer pink
    drain off extra fat...if any
    to pan add:
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1/3 cup white vinegar
    2/3 cup cold water
    1/2 cup ketchup
    2 tablespoons prepared mustard

    bring to a boil and thicken with 2 table spoons ( or more if you want it thicker ) flour

    The reason they are SOOOOOOO good at the MADE RITE in Marshaltown is they grind the WHOLE COW, steaks and all
    best 73'S DE WAƘAUU - . -
    ham radio for 57 years, I do the Morse Code at 30 words a minute
    can you ?
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    hammerhead ate it and said...
    tastes good close to the original, I replaced the water with cola to simmer the meat that's what was missing
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    ineedhelp ate it and said...
    Lived on Taylor's Made-Rites as a kid living in Marshalltown, Iowa. I think I'll make them tonight for the wife and I!
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  • zekesmom 4 years ago
    Yes, Maid-Rites are from the Midwest - Muscatine, IA, to be exact. They are still popular here, and it's very hard to find the exact recipe. My MIL worked there many, many years ago, and even she never got the recipe. We continue to try.
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  • ebonyeyedenigma 4 years ago
    I still cannot believe they put ketchup on the counters after all these years (1928) of not having them at Taylor's Maid-Rite. I purchased the video and cookbook "Sandwiches That You Will Like" after viewing it on PBS a few years ago, so I am going to have to try to make these sooner or later.

    I have never had one, but my best friend (Forrest Gump) is from Iowa and always talks about these loose meat sandwiches and how our beef in Seattle does not taste the same, may surprise him and my son this weekend and make some of these.

    Thanks for posting this recipe!~!!

    Be well,
    Annie
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  • mcboo 4 years ago
    Yea! Maid rite--it is from the midwest. I get teased all the time when I call a loosemeat/sloppyjoe/tavern a maid rite. Good to see it in print.... :)
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    sandygalesmith ate it and said...
    Yeah.. These are so good.I agree with conner909
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    This must be Roseanne Barr's definition of a loose meat sandwich! Never heard of Maid Rite...am guessing it's a mid-west company. The secret must be in the worcestershire sauce!
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    cardinal54 ate it and said...
    Sounds delish! gets my 5 forks, Lucy
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    buncobimbo ate it and said...
    I've never heard of a made rite. It sounds good though!
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    mango ate it and said...
    We have a Maid Rite close to us and My husband grew up eating there. Thanks for the recipe!! We will try.
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    " It was excellent "
    tinam ate it and said...
    Maybe this is one will start a fad of new cuisine in AUSSIE! As they say here ... good on ya!
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  • dtour 6 years ago
    I too love maid rites...great post :)
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Sounds great to me - and gets a high 5! Thanks...and you're making me hungry...

    Smiles,
    ~Vickie
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    noir ate it and said...
    I love Maid Rites! :) Great post!
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    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This is good and the kids like it.
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I have one called Roseanne's Loose Meat sandwich, that my family loves. I'll be happy to give your version a spin next time. My husband loves Maid-rites. Great post.
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  • lmgluvscats 6 years ago
    Oh, but I love Maid Rites, and this sounds like the rite combination!! MMMM!! Yummmy!!
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    juliecake ate it and said...
    I've never heard of a maid rite, but plan to make it RITE away!
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    " It was excellent "
    smooch ate it and said...
    Maid Rite,made right!
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