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    Iowa-Style Loose Meat Sandwiches

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    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.

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    1. 1
      In a skillet, brown the beef over medium-high heat, stirring to crumble; drain in a colander.
    2. 2
      Return beef to pan; stir in onion flakes, pepper, salt, sugar, mustard, and beer.
    3. 3
      Simmer, partially covered, over medium heat until liquid is evaporated (about 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      To make a loosemeat sandwich: spoon beef into buns; serve immediately with chopped onion, mustard, and pickles.
    5. 5
      Make sure everyone has a spoon so they can scoop up any stray beef that escapes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 20, 2008


      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.

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    • on March 25, 2008

      Tryied this tonight, it was great! I followed the recipe and it was so easy! Definitely a keeper!

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    • on November 14, 2006


      This was a quick sandwich filling. We tried some of the meat without the toppings first to see what it tasted like and we thought the toppings made it taste better. Thanks NurseDi. Bullwinkle.

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    Nutritional Facts for Iowa-Style Loose Meat Sandwiches

    Serving Size: 1 (251 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 413.5
    Calories from Fat 170
    Total Fat 18.9 g
    Saturated Fat 7.1 g
    Cholesterol 77.1 mg
    Sodium 604.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 4.2 g
    Protein 25.8 g

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