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Maid Rite Sandwiches | Copy Cat Recipes

The Starving Chef
Maid Rite sandwiches, also known as 'tavern sandwiches,' consist of loose ground beef and a mixture of sweet onions and tangy yellow mustard.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Copycat Recipes, Sandwiches
Cuisine American, Sandwich
Servings 6 sandwiches


  • 16 oz ground beef
  • 1 cup water OR beer
  • 1 cup onion finely minced
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard + more for serving
  • 6 slices American cheese optional, for topping


  • Bring one cup of water or beer to a boil in a large pan or skillet. Add the ground beef and constantly break up the meat as it cooks. When the meat is cooked through, drain and rinse off excess grease.
  • Wipe the pan clean and add the onion. Cook until softened and beginning to brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the crumbled beef to the pan. Stir in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard until completely combined.
  • Serve the loose meat on toasted hamburger buns with sweet pickles, mustard and cheese as desired. Enjoy!


Keyword cheese, ground beef, loose meat sandwich, sandwich
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