Iowa Maid-Rites ( Loose Meat Sandwiches )

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This was a big winner in our work pot lucks,I was requested to bring it all the time and its easy easy to throw in a crock pot also. It may not be an Authentic Maidrite...but everyone who has tried them seem to agree they are pretty darn good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs ground beef, fried and fat drained off
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can French onion soup
  • 1.5 (1 1/3 ounce) envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • hamburger bun


  1. After frying hamburger and draining it, mix in all the soup mixes and simmer to blend flavors,about an hour would do.
  2. Ladle on top of hamburger buns and treat them like you would a sloppy joe.
  3. Any left over meat is great for taco and burrito filler.


Most Helpful

Very good. I toasted the buns, added a pinch or two of dried red chili (Southern California Palate!) and a splash of sherry. Wine brightens the taste. Served it with fat free potato chips and a green salad. Great light din din.

Clifford Boren June 08, 2002

These were very good. I served them with swiss cheese and the guys loved them - DH ate four of them! Great flavor.

Denise! March 10, 2002

I love Maidrites! We have a Maidrite place up in Northern Mn by Gull Lake. I always get mine with cheese. This recipe is also good on top of mashed potatoes. Yum. Thanks for posting!

Miss Erin C. February 16, 2002

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