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Loosemeat Sandwiches II Recipe
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Loosemeat Sandwiches II

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"Very simple. I grew up in Iowa and I always thought these originated there. Serve on warm seeded buns."

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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain. Return meat to skillet, with soup. Simmer until heated through, 5 minutes. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2002

Very Easy and very good. Great for a night when you're in a hurry!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 06, 2007

I've used this BASE for my loosemeat sandwiches: If I'm in the mood for a sweeter, sloppy joe style - I'll add a little kechup, mustard, and brown sugar (all done by eyeballing it). If I'm in the mood for a little meatier version, I also add a cup of chicken stock & a TBLS of worch. sauce. Sometimes just buying a fancier bun will do the trick to this simple sandwich. Either way, the key is the can of chicken gumbo and very good - for a simple, can't find anything else in the pantry - meal. Goes great with potato salad.


28 Ratings

Nov 24, 2003

Neither my husband nor I enjoyed these at all. I made them for 3 hardworking men for lunch and just because they ate them (very hungry) didn't mean they liked them. I wont make this again despite its ease. Maybe its because I'm not from Iowa.

Oct 31, 2002

I am originally from Iowa also and couldn't remember the condensed soup to use. I have eaten this since I was small and I love it!

Oct 31, 2002

this recipie was super easy, just make sure to season your ground beef real good before you add the soup.

Feb 06, 2012

I added onion to the ground beef and cooked it. Then I added the chicken gumbo soup and simmered for a few minutes. When I tasted it, though, I knew it needed the other ingredients in an old recipe I have had for years. My recipe included 1 1/2 T. each of mustard and ketchup. I serve it open face on toasted rolls or buns.

Sep 04, 2011

I'm from Iowa too and have eaten these for at least 40 years now - Always Absolutely Awesome!!! You might try adding a couple tablespoons of ketchup and a couple of teaspoons of yellow mustard after the soup - adds a real savory taste.

Oct 19, 2010

I, too, am from Iowa. For as long as I can remember, mom made what she called "Gumbo Burgers." I still make this recipe about once a month for my husband and two year old and they love it! I cook chopped onion with the ground beef and season it well. I also use one entire can of soup plus the chunks of another can. I also bake tater tots to go along side. The meat is also great on top of the tater tots!


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  • Calories
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 15.5 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 432 mg
  • 17%

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

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