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Maid-Rite Copycat Loose Meat Sandwiches

By: Donna from
Maid-Rite Copycat Loose Meat Sandwiches
Maid-Rite Copycat Loose Meat Sandwiches
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This recipe for Maid-Rite Copycat Loose Meat Sandwiches is a near replica of the beloved Maid-Rite sandwich, but can be made right from your kitchen. Easy meals with ground beef like this one make the perfect weeknight meals. The ground beef in this recipe is slow cooked in a mixture that includes onions, broth and apple cider vinegar, and the meat is served on a sweetened bun to complete the ground beef recipe. The more traditional Maid-Rite is topped with ketchup and pickles, but feel free to play around with the toppings in this easy ground beef recipe to satisfy your taste buds. This is the perfect dish to make on a busy weeknight, when there is not much time to prepare your dinner. Your family will love this recipe.


Preparation Time10 min

Slow Cooker Time HIGH4 hr

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Oh, yum! This recipe sounds so good. Do you think it would work well if I use a sugar substitute in it since I am diabetic. I love that you add soy and Worcestershire sauces to the recipe. I think they give the meat a rich, deep flavor, don't you?

I have always loved loose meat sandwiches but never made them myself. This recipe tempted me to give it a go (anything in a slow cooker is tempting to me!) and it is amazing. I wish I could think of a tweek or addition to the recipe but it is great just the way it is. And it is a great weekend, Saturday night meal with the kids. I guess one change I would make would be to change the sweetened bun to a healthier sesame seed bun. Anytime I can reduce sweetness or sugar in my kids' diet, the better!

I have never seen this dish served at a diner or restaurant before, but maybe it was before my time. However, when I was in elementary school, my best friend's mother used to make a dish similar to this one. I remember when she was cooking it looked kind of like a sloppy joe, but without the "slop." She always would pour in some the juice from a jar of pickles. Come to think of it, I do remember a loose meat stand in the show "Roseanne" but I did not really know what it was. I'll have to try it!

In Wichita, KS it's NuWay! I have fun memories of eating there! I think I'll make up this recipe just to share memories with my four kiddos. I just realized that my eldest son has complained about my use of vinegar in sloppy joes for years but I use white vinegar and this recipe calls for apple cider. I can see the difference and I can't wait to see what he says about this recipe!

Really hard to beat the original Maid -Rite from Iowa!! Loved them!!


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