Oh My!!!! Made exactly as written!! May never eat ground meat patties again!! Delicious with no changes!!!!
These loose meat sandwiches are absolutely amazing! I also added swiss cheese. Def a hit in my house!! Thanks for sharing!
This is delicious, cheap and easy! Thanks!
Excellent! Made just as directed and toasted the buns. Will definitely make again!
I grew up in Sioux City in the 50's and 60's and the Tavern sandwich was a family favorite. I used to run down to the Tavern at lunch time from Central high school to have them. My favorite was the Cheese Tavern, simply the addition of a slice of American cheese. Lat year, my Mom was failing and we knew she wouldn't last more than a few weeks. We starting reminiscing about Taverns and my cousin Terry, also a fan, unearthed this recipe. I made them for Mom while she was still able to enjoy food and we were both in heaven, she just a wee bit early. What a taste memory! We were transported right back to the counter of Ye Olde Tavern. Zgreenberg
OMG - a friend forwarded this site and I am SO excited. If I had a dollar for every TAVERN I ate while living in Sioux City it would be a fortune. Over the years I have tried AND TRIED to duplicate the recipe but it was always a close and not a winner although who never had the real deal thought they were good. I totally agree with someone who said if there is a tomato product in it ... run. Many have advertised "the real deal" but were a huge disappointment so thank you thank you thank you!
I'm formally from Nebraska and have had loose meat sandwiches in many small Iowa towns. All are very good and most are great. It's been a while since I've been back, but I don't recall even one with onions in it. Is my memory going or is this recipe an anomaly? It would be great to have an authentic loose meat recipe, given that Iowa is 1600 miles away, but onions? I don't even like onions and never have, thus I would have noticed them.
This is really good. I had no onions so I added onion powder. And instead of water I used beef broth. My 4year old raved about it. I buttered and toasted hot dog buns. Everywhere around here that has loose meat its always in a hot dog bun...less mess
This was better than I expected, I'm glad I tried it! I thought it might be bland but not at all. I did top it with a slice of cheese, had to do it. Will definitely make again!
I've made several versions of this sandwich recently, so based on all the great reviews, I decided to give this one a try today. I made a double batch and followed the recipe to a tee, and while it was pretty good, I prefer the meat to be less sweet and onion-y.. rather keeping the sugar (or omitting) and onion to a bare minimum then topping with finely diced raw onion, hamburger dills, and mustard. And, steaming the buns on top of the meat at the end is highly recommended! Living in the deep South all my life, I've never had one of the famous midwest sandwiches so I had nothing to compare it to except a couple other recipes I found online. I may make it again with slight modifications.