Iowa Maid Rite - French Onion - Copycat

Iowa Maid Rite - French Onion - Copycat

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It's been an Iowa tradition since 1926. Although the sandwich is not much more than a traditional hamburger with the ground beef arranged uncompressed on the bun, the product has a huge cult following. And since the meat is loose, the sandwich is served with a spoon for scooping up the ground beef that will inevitably fall out. The Recipe isn't so much about ingredients as it is about technique. You want to be sure to chop the ground beef thoroughly as it cooks so that you get tiny rice-size pieces. Then when you build your sandwich, you firmly press the beef into a 1/2-cup measuring cup. Dump the meat onto the bottom of plain hamburger bun; add your choice of mustard, onions, and pickles; ready a spoon, and dig in.


Ingredients

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4 pounds ground beef
1 envelope dry onion soup mix; 1 3/8 oz
1.5 cans condensed French onion soup; 10.5 oz
16 hamburger buns; split
1 can beef consomme; 10 3/4 ounce

Original recipe makes 16 Servings

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Preparation

1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-low heat. As the meat cooks use a wooden spoon (or a potato masher) to chop the meat into fine, rice-size pieces. Drain fat.

2. Stir in the onion soup mix, beef consomme and French onion soup.

3. Cover, and simmer over low heat for about 2 hours, or you may transfer to a slow cooker/roaster for this part.

To serve, spoon onto hamburger buns like a sloppy Joe.

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Maid Rite, a mid-west favorite. photo by calman calman

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cindypriest 1 year ago
You want to be sure to chop the ground beef thoroughly as it cooks so that you get tiny rice-size pieces. Then when you build your sandwich, you firmly press the beef into a 1/2-cup measuring cup. Dump the meat onto the bottom of plain hamburger bun; add your choice of mustard, onions, and pickles; ready a spoon, and dig in. [I posted this recipe.]
calman 4 years ago
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