Famous Tastee Sandwish

"From the Tastee Inn & Out restaurant in Lincoln, NE. This makes quite a few sandwiches. They published a booklet of their recipes in 1976, and this is the exact published recipe."
photo by Jeromy B. photo by Jeromy B.
photo by Jeromy B.
Ready In:
5 pounds




  • Take an 8 ounce cup or jar and add the ketchup, mustard, horseradish, Worchestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. This should fill the cup. If not, add more ketchup. Stir thoroughly untill all ingredients are completely mixed. You now have the basic spices.
  • Place the beef in a flat bottom aluminum kettle. Put the seasoning you just made into the kettle on top of the beef.
  • Fill the same cup or jar with warm water, rinsing it around to get all the fine seasoning out and pour it into the kettle.
  • Next, fill the jar with finely ground yellow onions and empty into the kettle.
  • Add the heaping teaspoon of Accent.
  • Take a wooden spoon to stir and mix all the ingredients in the kettle thoroughly.
  • Put the kettle on your stove over a low flame and stir constantly with the wooden spoon for about 15 minutes or until the meat is broken apart finely. Increase the heat to medium and let the mixture come to a boil. Let boil for 25 minutes. Stir with the wooden spoon every few minutes to assure that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the kettle and to avoid lumps.
  • Usee a regular metal straining spoon to portion out the meat. Serve on buns.

Questions & Replies

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  1. alanjcd666
    I am struggling to find a need for a jar in the preparation of this recipe. Can someone explain this to me?


  1. BigChiz
    This recipe is very good. I live in Lincoln and have been enjoying the Tastee sandwich since the 1960s. A pickle slice or two is typically included on the bun. They also serve a shake comparable to Wendy's frosty, a typical accompaniment with this dish. Thanks for the recipe!
  2. Jennifer T.
    I grew up in Lincoln just blocks away from Tastee's. I moved to New Mexico just before the restaurant closed. Brings back so many fond memories of my late father. Thank you so much for sharing this.
  3. Lynda F.
  4. Michael V.
    why is the juice green on the real taste burger and not with this recipe?
  5. Drcamp55
    Great recipe my aunt worked at tastes for years in the late 60's there is a tastes inn n out in Sioux City Iowa has the same onion chips n dip also


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