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