You have to try these Copycat Maid-Rites! They are a recipe that was started in the mid-west many years ago. Enjoy!
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Have y’all ever had a Maid-Rite?! Lawd have mercy are they gooo-oood!
So first off, what is a Maid-Rite? It’s a loose meat ground beef sandwich! Think of it as a sloppy joe with out all the sauce! Now, don’t be fooled, because there’s plenty of flavor going on inside! If you’re ever in the Midwest and you have never had a Maid-Rite, add it to your list of things to experience! 🙂
I’m not one to judge, however, I’ve heard that you’re not supposed to put ketchup on a Maid-Rite, ever! And I won’t tell if you don’t! 😉 From what I understand, it wasn’t until a few years ago that the restaurant would even allow it! Apparently, some purists take that matter very seriously! Along with that, they don’t have visible onions in their sandwiches (if there’s any at all – I’m not really sure), but I like them, so I added them for the Copycat Maid-Rites. Feel free to leave them out if you prefer!
If you need an easy weeknight meal, with a little bit of nostalgia and history, be sure to give these Copycat Maid-Rites a try! If you’d like to find out a little bit more on these tasty sandwiches, be sure to read about Maid-Rite’s history and tradition or check out this Wikipedia article all about Maid-Rite!
Other recipes you may enjoy
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Steamed hamburger buns
- Topping ideas: Ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions
- In a skillet, brown and crumble the ground beef with the onion and salt over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink. Be sure to make the crumbles small as it cooks. Drain any fat, if necessary. Add the mustard, vinegar and sugar. Add enough water to just cover the meat. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low heat and continue to cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has evaporated. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve on steamed buns with desired toppings.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 284mgFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g
Originally published on June 13, 2013. Updated on April 23, 2021.