Loosemeats Sandwich

  • Serves

    makes 8 Sandwiches


Also known as a Maid-Rite (after an Iowa fast-food chain), the loosemeats sandwich is said to have been created in Sioux City in 1924.


  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 12 cups Chicken Stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 soft hamburger buns
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped


Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add ground beef, and cook, breaking up meat with the back of a spoon, until meat begins to fry, 12–15 minutes. Drain meat in a colander, then return it to the skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 2

chicken stock, season to taste with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until liquid is absorbed and meat is well browned, 15–20 minutes.

Step 3

Divide meat between hamburger bun bottoms, spoon some onion on each, and put other bun half on top.