Kendra's Maid-Rite Sandwiches Recipe -
Kendra's Maid-Rite Sandwiches Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Kendra's Maid-Rite Sandwiches

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Original recipe makes 16 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef and onion. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and salt. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes longer. Serve on warmed buns.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 02, 2009

Really excellent flavor! I did increase the proportions of sauce ingredients because it was not as juicy as I liked. Several dashes of garlic powder (after tasting as is) made it perfect!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2009

These didn't taste bad, but definitely not the "maid-rites" I was expecting. Maid-rites aren't supposed to be saucey as I know them. If these were called "Sloppy Joe's" I would give them a much better rating.

Apr 23, 2009

Immediate Hit! Little resemblence to real Maid-Rites but a fantastic sandwich. Even better the next day. Must use mini buns to make 16 sandwiches.

Jun 26, 2009

These sandwiches were good! Also very quick and easy, and made with ingredients that I have on hand... I used bison meat, and it worked well. In the instructions, "simmer" seemed a bit misleading to me. In my version there was very little liquid. So I just turned the burner down low for a few minutes after adding the ingredients. (So I made them even more quickly than I'd expected.)

Jan 03, 2011

These were a nice change of pace from sloppy joes, but I don't know that anyone in my house would ever request them since my son didn't like them and my husband and daughter didn't say anything. I liked that the ingredients are something I always have on hand, but I had to almost double the sauce ingredients. When I got to the simmering part the meat tasted a little bland and was so void of liquid it wouldn't hold together. Afraid of it burning while it sat there for 20 minutes I threw in some more of each ingredient and added some garlic powder as well. I would make this again if I needed something to throw together, but I don't find myself serving it to company or adding it to my cooking repertoire on a regular basis.

Dec 01, 2011

This recipe looks exactly like what we called (in Iowa schools) taverns and how my mom used to make them. I haven't tried the recipe yet, but I'm willing to bet it'll take me back. Thank you!!

Oct 29, 2009

This was a great little sandwich. It was similar to a sloppy joe without all the tomato saucey taste and spices. My husband said he liked this better than a sloppy joe sandwich and even went back for seconds. It was a bit dry though starting out so I added some beef broth and let it simmer until the liquid was gone, twenty minutes. No other changes. I'd eat this again, it was pretty good.

May 11, 2009

This was the absolute easiest and yummiest thing. I didn't use ground beef instead I used ground buffalo. Mmmmm..buffalo, the healthy alternative to red meat.


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  • Calories
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 483 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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