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"Tastee" Sandwich

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"If you have grown up, lived, or traveled to the Midwest, this recipe is from a popular restaurant that was in Lincoln, NE. I've been told it's an acquired taste, but having grown up on them, I love them! It's a loose meat sandwich. Use a slotted spoon to portion out the meat. Serve on buns with mustard and sliced dill pickles."
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1 h servings 182
Original recipe yields 26 servings


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  1. Combine ketchup, salt, mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and ground black pepper in a 1-cup measuring cup. Add more ketchup if combined ingredients don't equal 1 cup. Stir until well mixed. Place ground beef in a stock pot; pour ketchup mixture over the ground beef.
  2. Fill the same measuring cup with warm water. Stir to loosen any fine seasoning remaining; pour into stock pot. Stir onion into ground beef mixture; add monosodium glutamate. Mix until ingredients are well combined.
  3. Cook and stir the ground beef mixture over low heat until the ground beef is finely crumbled, about 15 minutes. Bring to a boil; cook until flavors blend, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 182 calories; 12.1 1.9 15.4 53 577 Full nutrition

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I’ve been making these sandwiches for many years, and they are wonderful. Very much a family favorite. To the person who said to be sure to drain the beef before adding the “sauce”, you aren’t d...

Made as written except that I left out the MSG because I avoid it whenever possible. After tasting it I ended up adding more horseradish and I think it needed that. To me, these were like Sloppy...

This was yummy. I did drain the beef before adding the sauce, important.