Andy Griffith Favorite Blue Bird Diner Ground Steak Sandwich

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Total Time
2 mins
15 mins

This is a loose meat sandwich that is greater than the sum of it's parts. I grew up eating these in Mt. Airy ( Mayberry) N.C. Best served with creamy coleslaw and a thick slice of tomato both in the sandwich. It's an NC thing.

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  • 2 lbs ground chuck (80/20 is crucial to the success)
  • 14 cup flour
  • 34 cup water
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • pepper


  1. Start by browning the beef in the pan, chopping up so the meat takes on a "sloppy joe" appearance.
  2. Drain ground meat.
  3. Pepper meat LIBERALLY ! This is supposed to be redolent in the taste of ground black pepper.
  4. Whisk together water, salt and flour.
  5. Add to skillet, and allow to come to a boil.
  6. Lower heat and simmer until mixture has thickened.
  7. Serve on buns with mayo, your favorite coleslaw and a slice of tomato.