In Iowa, Maid Rites are a staple. The Maid Rite is a tasty loose meat sandwich – but there’s more to it than just ground beef! This Iowa Maid Rite Copycat Recipe will teach you all the secrets to one of my favorite hometown foods!
How to Make the Traditional Maid Rite recipe?
The Iowa Maid Rite Copycat recipe is easy to make – you start with hamburger and add a bunch of seasonings to them and cook them down until the liquid has evaporated! All the ingredients are listed below! You’ll love it!
Now if you don’t know what a Maid Rite is – think back to the days of Roseanne. Remember when she opened a diner and they served “loose meat sandwiches”? Well – there you go! It’s like a sloppy joe without the sauce.
What’s the difference between a maid rite and a sloppy joe?
Can you Make Maid Rites in the Crock Pot?
Yes. To make your Iowa Maid Rite Copycat Recipe in the crock pot – just brown the ground beef first and then add all the seasonings and beef to the crock pot and put on low for a couple of hours. If you’re serving these loose meat sandwiches for a crowd – you can just leave it on low for the party!
What to serve with Maid Rites?
I tend to get obsessed about Iowa foods – I love big tenderloins, cheesy queso from “Mexican”-ish restaurants and traditional MAID RITES – oh man – I almost forgot about Taco Johns Potato Oles! It’s not that Ohio doesn’t have amazing food – but Iowa is home – so I have a soft spot for all things Hawkeye. (If you’re looking for a cheesy loose meat sandwich – you can also ramp up the Maid Rite to a Cheese Rite or even Sliders!)
Maid Rite Recipe
- Brown ground beef and onion – chopping vigorously until the pieces are tiny
- Add bouillon, water, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire and soy sauce
- Stir and continue chopping ground beef
- Simmer until liquid has evaporated
- Top a heaping spoonful of meat onto cheap hamburger buns and top with pickles and mustard and you will be reveling in the delight of the Iowa Maid Rite!