1 lb ground beef or ground chuck
1 cup water
1/4 cup beef broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 plain hamburger buns
dill pickle slices
Brown beef, use potato masher to help get beef into small pieces.
Drain excess fat as soon as pink is gone.
Add 1 cup water and 1/4 cup beef broth.
Simmer the meat uncovered for 1 hour or until liquid is gone. Stirring every 10 minutes or so.
When liquid is gone put meat on bun, top with mustard, onion and pickle.
ORIGINAL MAID RITES
1 1/2 lb. hamburger
1 med. onion, minced
1 tbsp. prepared mustard
1/2 c. water
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
Simmer hamburger and onion. Do not brown. Add other ingredients and simmer. Serve on buns with catsup and mustard, if desired
Authentic Iowa Maid-Rites
1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon A-1 Sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon Adolphâ€™s meat tenderizer
1 teaspoon onion salt
2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons instant potatoes
White bread buns
Shredded cheese, onions, pickles and mustard
Dissolve bouillon cube in 1/2 cup hot water. Add the A-1 sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, meat tenderizer and onion salt. Brown ground beef and drain, reserving 1/4 cup fat. Return beef to Dutch oven or large saucepan. Pour in 1/4 cup fat and bouillon mixture; stir well.
Simmer 5 minutes and add instant potatoes. Beat with an electric mixer to desired consistency. More instant potatoes will produce a thicker, less crumbly sandwich. Avoid over mixing. Scoop onto bun with a slotted spoon.
If desired, top with cheese, onion, pickle and mustard, any or all. Do not top with ketchup as these gems are not Sloppy Joes! Enjoy often and in mass quantities!