Loose Meat Sandwiches

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A couple days ago I discovered that Justin hadn’t ever had a loose meat sandwich, I was shocked! I’ve always known it as a loose meat sandwich but they also go by Nu-way or Maid-Rite sandwiches (named after the Midwest restaurants that sell them). There’s no cheese or ketchup here, just crumbly seasoned beef, mustard, and pickles! Man-o-man they are delicious and unhealthy!

I remember eating loose meat sandwiches a lot in the 80’s, I think they were popular because on the TV show Roseanne she had a loose meat sandwich restaurant. I have always loved the TV show Roseanne and I think the TV mom I am most similar to would be Roseanne (hey… I didn’t say I aspire to be Roseanne, I just admit that I am more like her than June Cleaver). My all time favorite Roseanne quote is “excuse the mess but we live here.” Isn’t that just the truth? Sure I cook dinner for my family every night but my house is always a mess! Yeah, my car is a mess too; we have a McDonald’s graveyard in the back seat… being a mom is rough!

2 pounds ground beef
Hamburger buns
1 can chicken broth
Lawry's seasoning salt
Dill pickles slices, room temperature

In large skillet on high heat brown the ground beef, stirring while it cooks to break up any clumps. When the meat is cooked to a dark brown, drain off all the fat and return to the burner. Sprinkle some Lawry's seasoning salt, pepper, and a few squirts of mustard (add the seasoning to your taste but I would guess I use a teaspoon of each). Cover the beef mixture with chicken broth and let the mixture cook on low until the broth has been completely absorbed into the beef. Get your hamburger buns (I like to toast my hamburger buns in a separate skillet. I melt a little butter on high heat to coat the buns and I cook the buns in the skillet for a minute on each side) and use an ice cream scooper or spoon to put a few spoonfuls of meat on the bottom of the bun and immediately top with pickle slices and mustard.


Jacque said...

Loose. Meat. Sandwiches...

Intersting! That's a new one on me too. They do sound yummy.

Michelle said...

Hi! Came across your blog when I was searching for loose meat sandwich recipes. We don't have these on the West Coast but I'm going to have to try them for myself!

september spring said...
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september spring said...

these sandwiches look great