For Bettie and all fans of Maid Rites (Loose meat sandwiches) I tried this recipe. Bettie says yes this is the right one and I made up a half pound of ground beef into sandwiches and froze them so she would have them for work.
Lyle and I are not fans of these, I really think you have to have lived in Iowa longer than we have. If you watched Roseanne Barr on TV, she bought a cafe in Iowa and served loose meat sandwiches because she thought they were so good. So for all of you that want to try them, these are simple, easy and Bettie says tasty. There are still Maid Rite Cafes in Iowa and many of them have been in business a long time.
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 ½ cups chicken broth
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Crumble ground beef into a hot skillet; sprinkle with the onion powder. Cook over medium high heat stirring to break up the meat into small crumbles (they should be very fine). When brown add the broth, salt and pepper. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve on buns with mustard and chopped onion, add ketchup if you like and dill pickles.
*I used a potato masher to get them really fine.
This can be made up ahead of time and reheated when ready to use. I froze the ones I made in the buns to be reheated later.