Maid Rite (loose meat burger) Copy Cat Recipe

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Serves: 8
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4 Tbsp dried chopped onions
6 Tbsp water
2 lb lean ground chuck
2 c chicken broth (i use swanson's)
1/2 tsp salt (less if broth is salted)
1/2 tsp pepper
hamburger buns/hot dog buns for children (less messy)
mustard, to taste
2 chopped fresh onion
1 envelope of dry onion soup mix

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Debbie Gurley Recipe
Well Seasoned
Herrin, IL (pop. 12,501)
Member Since Sep 2011
Debbie's notes for this recipe:
This is a very lean, tasty, juicy, loose meat sandwich filling. Made famous in the Mid American States.
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Soak the dried onions in the water.
Crumble ground beef into a hot skillet and cook over medium high heat with 1/2 of your fresh chopped onion.
When the soaked onions have begun to soften and expand, add it and any remaining water (if any) to the beef.
Stir frequently as the meat browns, using a wooden spoon to break the meat into small crumbles.
When the meat has browned, drain off fat add the chicken broth, small squirt of mustard, salt and pepper and dry onion soup mix
Cook until liquid is ALMOST gone, about 10 minutes
Serve meat on buns with mustard, fresh chopped onions, mustard and dill pickle.

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user Penny Hall FantasyFaery54 - Oct 29, 2011
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user Loretta Cox nevadabrowneyedgirl - Nov 8, 2011
how much chopped fresh onion? it just says 2
user sophie chapman ann86ette - Mar 29, 2014
My family loves this, thank you. I just add some shredded cheese, wrap it in tin foil and put it in the oven for 15 mins, it's perfect.
user Chad O chadlyo - Wednesday at 11:11 AM
Way off. I think you like onions and salt. I used low sodium broth and you suggest adding more salt??? Wasted a LB of hamburger on this one.

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