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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Maid Rites are made right~!

When I was a child growing up in Iowa there were a few places I loved eating. Topping the list was probably the Maid Right restaurant.  http://maid-rite.com/

It's nothing fancy, for sure, but they were so delicious, that even as a little girl, I could sometimes eat three of them.  

Once I moved to Los Angeles, I would occasionally find myself craving a Maid Rite.  Or three.  
Then one afternoon I casually mentioned to my neighbor Sondra that I NEEDED a Maid Rite.  Unbelievably, she knew exactly what I was talking about and shared that she too was from Iowa, in the Sioux Falls area.  Not only that, but she knew how to make the sandwiches.  She'd worked there as a teen in the 60's.  I thought I'd died and gone to Heaven when she told me.

Sondra busted out the recipe card, and I dashed to the market for the simple list of ingredients.   Right then, that afternoon, we whipped up a CrockPot full of Maid Rites and enjoyed them for dinner.
They aren't the least bit spicy, so they're the perfect sandwich for kids and the recipe makes a fairly large batch, so you can share with friends or freeze half for another time.  
MaidRites are ideal for football gatherings and I've yet to meet anyone that didn't like them.  Give them a try and see what you think.

  • 3-1/2 pounds lean ground beef, browned and drained

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • ½ cup celery finely sliced

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 2 cups beef broth or stock 

  • Soft, fresh hamburger rolls 

  • Dill pickles, sliced cheese & mustard-for toppings--optional

*  Make sure the onion and celery is very finely chopped, you don't want chunks in the mixture.In a skillet, brown ground beef; drain well.
Place browned, drained beef into CROCK POT.
Add: onion, celery, ketchup, chili powder, mustard, salt and broth.
Stir well.
Cover & cook on LOW for 8~12 hours. Serve on rolls and garnish as desired.

Makes 12-15 sandwiches.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to do this this weekend! Jim thinks there is pickle juice and coke in these things... I told him NO Rob has an experts recipe! So I am going to make them and see what he says. I promise to stick to the recipe exactly!