Sloppy Joes


Sloppy Joes

I grew up in Iowa where there were a lot of Maid-Rite Shops around.  We could never pass a Maid-Rite without stopping and having one.  They were basically loose meat hamburger with a few spices in it, which was top secret.  This recipe was originally named Maid-Rites, but it is more like Sloppy Joes than Maid-Rites.  Whatever you want to call them, they are pretty good.  You might want to make a double batch, especially if you have grandkids and a husband around.

  • 1 1/2 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Dash of pepper, opt.

Brown hamburger and onions together in skillet.  Drain off fat.  Then add the rest of ingredients.  Simmer for at least 30 minutes.  Serve on hamburger buns.

Serves 6 to 8.

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