Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'
The origins of this sandwich are disputed. A typical loosemeat sandwich consists of twice-ground beef cooked and seasoned with a secret ingredient or two, piled into hamburger buns and topped off with mustard, pickles, and chopped onions--never ketchup. Taylor's Maid-Rite in Marshalltown, Iowa will ship frozen Maid-Rites to your door.
Top Review by bmxmama
This was pretty good, we used Sierra Nevada as our beer and it gave it a great flavor. I followed the recipe exactly except I doubled it and it was really fantastic! Thanks for sharing, this is going into our rotation.
- 1 lb twice- ground beef
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer (not light beer)
- 4 hamburger buns, toasted if desired
- chopped fresh onion
- prepared yellow mustard
Directions See How It's Made
- In a skillet, brown the beef over medium-high heat, stirring to crumble; drain in a colander.
- Return beef to pan; stir in onion flakes, pepper, salt, sugar, mustard, and beer.
- Simmer, partially covered, over medium heat until liquid is evaporated (about 30 minutes.
- To make a loosemeat sandwich: spoon beef into buns; serve immediately with chopped onion, mustard, and pickles.
- Make sure everyone has a spoon so they can scoop up any stray beef that escapes.