Loose meat sandwiches seam to be ingrained in the American Midwest. If you look you will find them lurking around at the local greasy spoon or travel stop. They show up at family gatherings, potlucks, and anytime a quick, satisfying meal is needed. This is not my recipe. Debbie gives this Iowa favorite’s history and culture around the Made Rite. This is a wonderful sandwich to serve just because. Frugal, and easy, perfect for a busy schedule. Please give Debbie comments about it works for you. Enjoy!
Made Rites *Recipe optimized to fit my small crockpot.
- 2 lbs extra lean Ground Beef
- 1 small white Onion, chopped
- 1 Beef Bouillon Cube
- 1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
- 1 cups filtered Water
- 2 tablespoons dark Brown cane Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- Large Hamburger Buns
- Add the first nine ingredients to the crock pot. Stir together to combine ingredients and break up the ground beef.
- Cook on High for 4 hours. Stir occasionally to combine ingredients as they cook and to keep the beef from clumping together. The smell that emerges from the crock pot each time you stir it is to die for!
Serve on hamburger buns…don’t’ be shy, the messier it is the more authentic the sandwich! Serve with condiments of your choice but remember the traditional condiments are pickles and mustard which I highly recommend.