RECIPE: Maid-Rite Sandwich

What exactly is a Maid-Rite sandwich? It’s the sandwich made famous by the restaurant chain by the same name, based in Iowa. While there recipe might be a highly guarded secret… this is my version.

I love to taste something and then try to recreate it, or make it my own. Tonight we have my version of the midwestern favorite! We start with just a few ingredients…. and it comes together pretty quickly. Let it simmer for an hour… and make your sandwich, topping it with your favorite condiments.

Come with me on a journey to Iowa, where it all started…

Brown the ground beef and onion…

Add the salt, pepper and garlic powder (or the garlic cloves if that’s what you’re using)…

Add the “W” sauce… and the soy sauce…

… and the water… and a good stir.

Place a cover on it and allow to simmer for at least an hour.

Place some meat mixture on top of toasted buns… add cheese if desired. Or prepare to top the loose meat with ketchup, mustard and pickles.

Or if you like green olives as much as I do, add some diced olives as relish. Oh man… they add a buttery taste, amazingly enough…

4 for the sandwich and 1 for the cook!

Yummy in my tummy!

Thank you, Iowa! I owe ya one…

Maid Rites

1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1 lb. ground beef
½ onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 tablespoon THICK Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup water

In canola oil, brown the ground beef, onion and garlic together. Drain. Add “W” sauce, soy sauce, salt/pepper and water.

Simmer for at least 1 hour. Serve on buns with mustard, ketchup, pickles, etc.

Confession: I like diced green olives on just about ANYTHING!!! (except maybe waffles…)

enjoy your time in the kitchen…


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