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**Slow Cooker Loose Meat Sandwich

Slow Cooker Loose Meat Sandwich

  • Cooking Time:

    4 hours
  • Servings:

    10

Ingredients

2 T. dried onions or a small onion
2 gar­lic cloves
1 T. warm water (if using dried onions)
3 lbs. lean ground beef
1 beef bouil­lon cube (low sodi­um)
1 chick­en bouil­lon cube (also low sodi­um)
1 1/2 c. water
2 T. Worces­ter­shire sauce
1 T. low sodi­um soy sauce
2 T. cider vine­gar
2 T. brown sug­ar

Slow Cook­er Loose Meat Sand­wich­es are a great go-to, meal as I usu­al­ly have ground been in my freez­er. This is one of our com­fort foods in the Mid­west (where I am orig­i­nal­ly from). Enjoy!

  1. Start slow cook­er on high, add dried onion and 1 T. warm water. (Allow to rehy­drat­ed a bit while assem­bling oth­er ingre­di­ents.)
  2. Stir ground beef, 1 1/2 cups water and all oth­er ingre­di­ents well. Stir­ring well to break up ground beef and mix all ingre­di­ents.
  3. Cov­er. Cook on high 4 hours or until ground beef is cooked, stir­ring occa­sion­al­ly to pre­vent beef from clump­ing. The ingre­di­ents should have a smooth tex­ture.

Serve on ham­burg­er buns with toma­toes, onions, pick­les, or any top­ping you desire.

Option­al: I use an diced onion instead of the dried onion, and brown the onion and gar­lic, and add the ground beef to brown too, as I feel it adds fla­vor. But you real­ly don’t have to brown the ground beef, just be sure to stir occa­sion­al­ly as stat­ed in step #3!

Note: These are messy so use plen­ty of nap­kins!

Hap­py Crock­ing!

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Jenn

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Jennifer
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Jennifer

This was super easy to make, and tast­ed pret­ty good — a lit­tle bland for my fam­i­ly — but a good base recipe for a mex­i­can meal! It also made a LOT… plen­ty for a medi­um sized fam­i­ly.

Ann
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Ann

Do you have any sug­ges­tions for a per­son who is using one of the small size crock pots? Every­thing over­cooks because it has to cook for approx 10hrs. Not a big deal for a “reg­u­lar” crock pot but not good for small. FYI, I love left­overs but cur­rent­ly have no microwave. So that makes it hard too. Thanks for any help.

Net
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Net

I made this yes­ter­day and I thought it was absolute­ly won­der­ful. I don’t like the tra­di­tion­al slop­py joes because of the red sauce so this was real­ly dif­fer­ent but still it taste a lot like slop­py joes still just with­out the red sauce. I will be mak­ing this often thanks for the recipe! Oh, I added red pep­per flakes and red sweet bell pep­pers and yel­low and orange pep­pers a fresh chopped onion and it was cooked on the stove sim­mered real slow for about 40 min­utes.

Jamie
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Jamie

Can the burg­er go in raw or do you need to brown it first?

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[…] Indi­ana, I just couldn’t do it. We luck­i­ly had a back up! Loose meat (Maid Rite) sand­wich­es! https://www.getcrocked.com/2011/08/24/crock-pot-loose-meat-sandwich/. The recipe is a crock pot ver­sion, but we used the stove top. We also had corn on the cob. For […]

Kim
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Kim

Great recipe! I used pita pock­ets for the bread and it wasn’t messy at all. It was a hit with the fam. Thank you for shar­ing!

Lillie
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Lillie

What would the mea­sure­ments be to cut this to 1 or 2 lbs of meat? There are only 2 of us.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

This looks very sim­i­lar to the maid rites I grew up eat­ing in SE Iowa. I always enjoyed a smear of cheez whiz on my sand­wich. Going to try these very soon. Thanks for post­ing!

Sandy
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Sandy

Are you from NW Indi­ana that you know of Maid Rite?

Jane Koranda
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Jane Koranda

I think this is a old fash­ioned Madrite sandwich,I’m going to give it a try..

frank
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frank

does the ” T ” mean tea­spoon or table spoon in the instruc­tions ?

Cinda
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Cinda

I usu­al­ly brown my burg­er, add onion as in pow­der, flakes, or fine­ly chopped fresh. I add a small amount of water, to make the burg­er crumbly. I also add Chick­en Bouil­lon Cube, along with Salt and Pep­per to taste. I grew up eat­ing Maid Rites, and still trav­el back to Illi­nois and have them a few times while I’m there at the Maid Rite Restau­rant. This way I make mine is the clos­est I’ve had. Maid Rites aren’t sweet, or any­where near a Slop­py Joe. Maid Rites are served with Onion, Pick­le and Mus­tard and only Ketchup on request.… Read more »

patty scheier
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patty scheier

I love these but add mus­tard and rel­ish to the meat and mix it up. It helps hold it togeth­er. Love them!

Em Walker
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Em Walker

I pinned this for my sweet lit­tle mom­ma the oth­er day . She is from Iowa and LOVES the place where they make these, but can no longer find them around her. I sent her the recipe and she’s in heav­en! All she kept say­ing was: What a great way to start a new year!

Thanks for mak­ing her “year”! 🙂

Regina Rasmussen
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Regina Rasmussen

I’ve got this in the crock­pot right now. My hus­band and I love Maid Rites & the clos­est one is about 30–40 miles from here. Look­ing for­ward to sup­per tonight. Thanks for the recipe.

Mdrtfan
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Mdrtfan

Per­son­al I did not think it taste like Maid rites at all. And tast­ed very blah. I have a way bet­ter recipe:

1 lb ham­burg­er, 2 Tbs. sug­ar, 4 Tbs dill pick­le juice, 1 diced onions, lots of pep­per, mus­tard and buns

cook ham­burg­er in skil­let, drain, put back in skil­let. Then add sug­ar, pick­le juice and onions. Let set a few mins. pre­pare buns with mus­tard and pick­les. and enjoy!

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Chyrie
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Chyrie

Please check your pro­tein val­ue. No way does this have 41 grams of pro­tein!

Jerri Uitermarkt
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Sure­ly you don’t throw in the boul­lion cubes with­out dis­solv­ing them in water do you?

Thanks,
Iowa Girl who loves Maid Rites!

Jodie
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Jodie

Plan to make these today & will let you know how my fam­i­ly likes them. Have been excit­ed once I found this recipe. As the maid rite is my favorite spot to go eat when I vis­it my mom in South­east Iowa.

Joan
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Joan

Delight­ed to find this recipe — when trav­el­ing East (we live in Ari­zona) we always stop for Maid Rites — they are deli­cious. Will enjoy being able to have them more now! Thanks for the recipe!!

candice
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candice

Hi! Do you drain the meat if you brown it first?

Sherrie
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Sherrie

This recipe has been a huge hit at my house! Super easy and tasty! My daugh­ter is a light meat eater so it’s per­fect for her just to dip out what she wants…the males in the house are big meat eaters so they pile it on. So far, the left­overs have only made it to the next day!

Christi
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Christi

Sad­ly; I had to throw it out. Left it on high for 4 hours to come back home to char­coal burnt ham­burg­er. Maybe 4–6 hours on low would be bet­ter. Not very hap­py right now.

Rachel
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Rachel

Can I cook this on low 6–8hrs?

Mindy
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Mindy

Made this a cou­ple days ago fol­low­ing the recipe exact­ly and I have to tell you it was won­der­ful!! I grew up in Iowa and Maid Rites were always a treat! I have lived in Calif for my adult life and every­time I vis­it Iowa it’s one of the first things I do when I get there, get a Maid Rite! Sad­ly they are get­ting hard­er and hard­er to find. I have often thought that they would go over well out here. Thanks for the recipe!

christine LaBrake
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christine LaBrake

I would’ve to use no sodi­um boul­lion cubes as those cubes are loaded with sodium,we’ve them here in upstate ny.sounds like a slop­py joe,but better!the red sauce can be too spicy,so i’m going to try this.

Samara Guy
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Samara Guy

Do you put the gar­lic cloves in whole? I have only used minced gar­lic before so I’m not sure how to use cloves. Thank you.

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