Loose Meat Sandwich (yep, like on Roseanne)

Rhonda Gibson Recipe

By Rhonda Gibson bettyboop42413


I went in search of a "loose meat" sandwich recipe after watching the show "Roseanne" for many years. It always sounded so good!


1 lb
ground chuck or ground sirloin
1 Tbsp
2 tsp
salt, just enough to lightly cover bottom of your skillet
1 medium
onion, chopped fine
1 Tbsp
prepared yellow mustard
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Melt Crisco over medium heat and lightly salt bottom of skillet.
Break ground beef up in skillet and start crumbling into small crumbles.
Add chopped onion while browning meat.
Keep working to break up meat.
When meat is browned, drain off any fat and return to skillet.
Add mustard, vinegar, sugar, and just enough water to barely cover meat in the pan.
Cook, at a simmer, till water is all cooked out-between 15-20 minutes.
Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Steam buns and serve with a bit of mustard and pickles (can add cheese)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Sandwiches
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Jul 4, 2011 - Sherri Williams shared this recipe with discussion group: Sandwiches, Sammiches & Sammies
Rochelle Ruthstrom ruthstromtx
Jun 24, 2011
OMG ! This is too funny. I never heard of these till I saw Roseanne as well. I became determined to create my own version, so I made up my own recipe for them. We love them now. I have never posted a recipe on here, but I guess I should try putting it on here & get somebody else's opinion. Thank you for this.
Dana Palmer dana90631
Mar 13, 2011
Rhonda I want to thank you for posting this recipe. I am a California girl and probably would have never experienced a loose meat sandwich if it wasn't for you. I always wondered "what the heck" is a loose meat sandwich ever since I saw it on Rosanne. Thank you again for sharing an easy and tasty meal.
Ally Silkwood allynwa
Dec 24, 2010
Hi! My grandparents lived in Iowa near Grinnell. I spent every summer there in my youth. That is where one of the Maid Rite restaurants is at - on one of my visits back to there my stepmom and I went to enjoy our maid rites. Roseanne and Tom visited that one because they had her signed picture and the waitress had told us that they visted there. I really miss eating maid rites so I am going to try this recipe. Thank you for posting it! :)