Make up a Midwestern classic quickly and easily at home! These copycat Maid Rite sandwiches are made with ground beef and pork and are one delicious bite! This loose meat sandwich is a true family favorite!
Maid Rite Sandwiches
If you are from the Midwest, I’m sure you know all about the famous Maid Rite sandwiches, and if you’re not, then you are in for one hell of a tasty treat!
Similar to Sloppy Joes, these ground meat sandwiches are are a great option for game day, or just when you want a little indulgence! Simple to make, they are filling, hearty and loaded with flavor.
Be sure to try my Reuben Sandwich and Crispy Chicken Sandwich too!
Why You’ll Love this Copycat Maid Rite Sandwich Recipe:
- ONE PAN: The filling for these sandwiches is all cooked in a skillet on the stovetop, so even the clean up is a breeze!
- KID FRIENDLY: Your picky eaters will love these sandwiches! They are a hit with the whole family, and you’ll be asked for these time and time again!
- MAKE AHEAD: You can easily make the beef and pork filling ahead of time and it’s freezer friendly too!
Also known as a Nu-Way, Steamer, Big T, loose hamburger sandwich and tavern sandwich, whatever you call them, they are hands down delicious!
How to Make Copycat Maid Rite Sandwiches
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- Brown the ground meats and soften the onion in a large skillet.
- Once browned, drain the excess fat from the pan.
- Add in the dissolved bouillon cubes and remaining ingredients.
- Serve on burger buns with your favorite toppings.
This is a loose ground meat sandwich that is served in burger buns. The meat is seasoned with steak sauce, red wine vinegar and soy sauce for a bite that’s full of flavor.
For the best results, use a mix of ground pork and beef. I like to use ground chuck as is has a good fat ratio which makes it more tasty. You can use just beef if you prefer, or try them with ground turkey or chicken if you like.
For cheesy burgers, immediately prior to serving, cover about ⅛ of the meat mixture with one slice of cheese and let it melt before scooping and serving.
Sloppy Joes and Maid Rites are similar in the fact that they are made from loose ground meat, but Maid Rite is much less saucy compared to Sloppy Joes which are cooked in a tomato sauce.
This copycat Maid Rite sandwich recipe is great to serve with all of your usual favorite burger and sandwich sides. Try out some of these classics:
However you serve up these sandwiches, they’re sure to be a hit! They are a great addition to any game day menu!
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- Once the meats are browned, be sure to drain most of the fat off, otherwise your sandwiches will be very greasy.
- For a healthier option, try making these with ground chicken or turkey, they’ll still be delicious!
- If making the filling ahead of time, let it cool full before storing.
My family is so obsessed with these, from the kids to the Grandparents! Trust me, make some of these up and you’ll see what the fuss is all about!
What toppings go well with maid rite sandwiches?
My favorite toppings for these are cheese slices, diced white onions, pickles, and mustard, the tanginess of the toppings work great with the cooked meat.
Can I make these in a crockpot?
Yes! Brown the meats first, then add everything to the Crockpot. Cook on low for 3 hours and for the last hour of cooking, remove the lid so that the liquid evaporates.
How far in advance can I make the meat mixture?
The cooked meat mixture will keep well in the fridge for 3 to 4 days, and can be reheated in a skillet to serve. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
More Easy Game Day Recipes We Love
These copycat Maid Rite sandwiches are so quick and easy to make at home! So simple with a few basic ingredients, you’ll be so glad you tried these!
More Delicious Sandwich Recipes to Try:
- Copycat McRib Sandwich
- Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Teriyaki Chicken Sub Sandwich
- Egg Salad Sandwich
- Patty Melts
- Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
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Super tasty recipe! Definitely saving it for the future. It was a little salty for us (especially since we did mustard and pickels) so we might just omit the tsp of salt next time, but it was still sooo good!
Thanks for sharing!
Same picture six times before you even get to the recipe- ridiculous
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ALWAYS DO-still ridiculous
I made this for us tonight and my husband can’t stop talking about how wonderful it was. This will definitely be on the rotation list for dinner! Thanks!!!
Sounds like a win in the kitchen!
Why why why does anyone need to show the same picture six times in any recipe
Why does this have to be your comment? Can’t you just respond with a positive or keep your mouth shut? Creator…this sounds wonderful and I am using it for Easter dinner for my family!!