Have you seen this wrapper? There’s usually a sandwich inside. I’m sorry I didn’t take a picture of the actual sandwich, but it was devoured before I thought to take a picture! This loose-meat sandwich has been a staple in Iowa since the 20’s and it’s chains have shown up all around the United States. Whenever we travel through Iowa, we have to stop at a Maid-Rite! It’s too good not to! I suggest the same on your travels.

When I was looking through my recipe box, I came across a recipe for maid-rites! Honestly, four years ago, when I got the recipe, I didn’t even know what a maid-rite was! But now, now, I know! I’m so excited I’ve found the recipe from Grandma Kuhse. She’s a born and raised Iowan, so I figured she knew her stuff! Plus, as I have said in previous posts, I’ve been blessed with amazing cooks in my family! These women and men have been feeding hungry, hard-working farmers, so they know a thing or two about great hearty eats!



  • 2 pounds ground beef (I use venison)
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • Pepper & Salt

Brown meat and saute onions until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. (about a 1/2 teaspoon or so.)

Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 mins.

We served these up at our friend’s house, during a Sunday football game and got great reviews! It’s quick, easy, and so tasty! Plus, its another great recipe that will feed you for a week! We add cheese and pickles to ours, which makes it a cheese-rite, if you want to be technical! Enjoy!

Happy Weekend Friends!

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