What is J.T's Loose Meat sandwich Recipe?
It's no secret that my husband likes to cook. I like my husband to cook.......outside.....on the grill! ( he'll use every pan in the house, I always get to clean up!)
That way whatever mess he makes can be hosed off! LOL !
All Kidding aside (very passive aggressive, right!)
My husband is an excellent cook, inside or out! He loves to create new recipes, we both do and usually do it together.
This one is really his baby.
I'm pretty sure most of you remember A comedy show called "Roseanne"? At some point in the sitcoms life the family opened a Loose Meat Restaurant. Loose Meat is A real thing, popular in the midwest. I had never heard of it. My parents are from Iowa and the big thing is Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, which are, in fact, 2 die 4! I always considered Iowa "Midwest", but clearly not mid enough. My Mother had never heard of these.
When we made these we invited the girls "Auntie Lynn" over to share. I was really surprised when she told us that she had these growing up in Virginia. Her Grandma used to put pickles in the meat when cooking as well as the onion we use. I was really surprised because my husband is also from Virginia and he had never heard of them. Maybe it is an ethnic recipe after all rather than A geographical one. Lynn's of German Irish decent. so.....?
Any way....They're great and you must try them!
What is this loose meat already? (you may be thinking?)
A deliciously mouth watering, juicy and perfectly seasoned Sandwich of Ground Beef, Onion, Worcestershire Sauce and other seasonings served on a warm soft bun ! MMMMM! MMMMM! I love to dip the insides of my bun in the meat juice before I put the meat on it! Sooo Good!
You can serve them with cheese on top, (I like mine plane), with pickle on it, ( I like mine without), With raw onion on it, ( I don't add raw onion). Or.........
You can eat it as prepared and that is my favorite way. With crinkle chips!
Think "Sloppy Joe" without the Tomato and amped up with beefy flavor! My husband is not really crazy about Sloppy Joe's so it surprised me that he was so interested in Loose Meat Sammy's. Oh, he is occasionally on board for them (I love them) but he is finicky. I can not plan menu's for the week. I'll plan, I'll shop..........then he'll ask me what is for dinner, and when I tell him his options, he is all "I'm feeling finicky", (yes, that is exactly what he say's. "finicky")
So it's off to the store to grab something for Dinner because with 2 refrigerators with freezers and a deep freeze full of groceries, there is something else he want's instead!
About every 6 months I go through the pantry and do A clean out. I call it "use it or lose it". I take out all the products nearing expiration and place them on the counter and tell him we have to plan our meals based on using up these products so that we do not have to throw them away!
He quickly dubbed it; "Guy's Grocery games"! (I had to laugh!)
When you read this recipe, it calls for "Better Than Bullion Beef". (not affiliated). We use this product A LOT ! In the recipe it calls for 3 heaping Tbsp. 's. I am talking about your regular soup spoon full. Not a measured "Tbsp. Please keep this in mind. We use between a quarter to a third of the jar. Whenever we use bullion in a recipe, we will not salt till the recipe is nearly ready to serve as they can be salty. I never DO salt this particular recipe and yet it is not too salty so do not worry.
Here we have the yumminess simmering in the pan.
Looks soon good! Right?
Try the recipe and let me know what you think!
Comment below if you have ever tried Loose Meat Sandwiches and how they're different than this one!
and as always........
Add A little Verve to it!
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!
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- 3 pounds ground beef
- ½ cup minced onion
- 6-8 Tbsp. butter
- ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 8 hamburger buns
- 3 heaping spoonfulls better than bullion beef ( i use real soup spoons.)
- crumble ground beef into large skillet and brown over med high heat, stirring to break up lumps, till no longer pink. drain grease if any.
- return to heat, add worcestershire, butter, broth, onion, pepper and better than bullion beef.
- bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer.
- simmer till nearly but not all liquid is absorbed.
- serve on buns.
- add raw onion, pickle or cheese to sandwich before serving.
- lay open bun inside down into broth to moisten then top with meat and serve.