Iowa Maid-Rites


I came up with my own version of Iowa MaidRites which also are called 'loose meat' sandwiches. Very versatile, leftover beef can be used for spaghetti or taco filling, or it can be frozen for later use.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
15 servings


  • 4 pounds ground beef

  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix

  • 1 ½ (10.5 ounce) cans condensed French onion soup

  • 16 hamburger buns, split


  1. Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned, crumbling even more as it cooks. Drain off the grease. Stir in the onion soup mix and French onion soup. Cover, and simmer over low heat for about 2 hours, or you may transfer to a slow cooker for this part.

  2. To serve, spoon onto hamburger buns like a sloppy Joe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
17g Fat
27g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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