23 Reviews

Very good!! The meat was very flavorful. I didn't have any dry mustard, so I substitudes yellow mustard. I was a little hesistant, because I'm not a big mustard fan. It didn't have a strong mustard taste to it. I didn't use the french mustard on my bun, but again, that is because I'm not big into mustard, I used mayo instead. Other than those two sustitutions, I followed the recipe to the T. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe!!!

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Sidd April 12, 2003

YUM!!! My DH and I love NuWays and so I couldn't wait to try this recipe! It was GREAT! After the first bite, DH said "This is a NuWay!" It really does taste EXACTLY like the NuWays! I followed the recipe exactly; the seasonings are the key. My DH added ketchup to his, which he always does at NuWay. This is a WINNER!!! Thanks for posting!!!!

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PugsAndKisses April 19, 2003

This sounds great! We live in Iowa and have maid-rites all of the time! The one ingredient we add to make it taste more like the Maid-Rites is chicken broth and then let it boil--this gives it great flavor!

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accutyper May 06, 2003

Very authentic recipe! I remember Maid-Rites in Rockford, Illinois, and this recipe is for real! The steaming IS the important part, and the mustard is the definitive condiment!

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EdsGirlAngie December 04, 2003

My mother had come to visit me from New Hampshire earlier this year in Jan '03. I live in Kansas. I brought her to have her very first Nu-way. She loved them and said that their root beer is the very best she had EVER tasted. I sent her this recipe, she made it and said it tasted exactly like the ones she had in the resteraunt. My BF wants to make them soon as he loves them too. Was so glad to see this posting! Thanks!

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Pooh Bear November 05, 2003

This was very good. I vaguely remember these as a kid. I used 97% lean ground beef and the rest the same. Thank you for the recipe.

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jamb October 28, 2003

I grew up in Wichita, Kansas where the NuWay Sandwich shop originated. The shops are still there, and the sandwiches are still GREAT! I live in Kentucky and crave them, so I was thrilled to see this recipe. I've tried several recipes hoping they would come close to the original, but have had no luck until this one. Follow this recipe EXACTLY -- NO substitutions -- if you want your homemade NuWays to have the unique taste you grew up with. This is a winner! Thank you, Claire!

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Snow White May 05, 2003

Haven't had one of these in years--pretty good stuff! The steaming didn't steam enough for me, so I popped them in the microwave briefly. Nice memory! Also made enough meat for 8 with the buns I used.

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Kasha January 29, 2004

have wanted to have these since watching the Rosanne tv show but not likely to happen in western N.Y. so this is our only real chance. DH said "what the heck-sloppy joes without the sauce-are you nuts?" Then he tasted them-and ate 3 sandwiches! Really enjoyed supper last nite thanx to you! Will be having these again; i imagine these would be a good make ahead and reheat meal for work nights.

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mickie49 October 05, 2003

As the niece of Helen McEvoy who ran original Nu-Way in Wichitak, ks, I can tell you I have tried many times to replicate the sandwich in my own kitchen. Truth is, there is no way to do that! My Uncle Tommy made the special steam/fry cooker. The initial water/beef crumble method you've mentioned is correct. The cooker is deeper on the end that completes this initial process. THEN you drag the steamed crumbly meet up to the shallower end and the meat is then fried, but the secret is to fry it but not over fry. That's when you slap some mustard on a bun, slap some meat on it, salt it, add onions and sliced dill pickles. yummm, just enough grease from the frying process. Wrap in wax paper tightly and let sit few minutes. Serve with soft serve malt , ice cold root beer (they mix their own) or have a side dish of Mannings Chili (instructions on side) with steam fried Nu-way meat used and pinto beans. Just like being there.

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Pamela S. October 18, 2013
Nuways A/K/A Maid-Rites