What is a Maid-Rite sandwich made of?

ground beef
Depending on where you are in the Midwest, the sandwich can be called a Nu-Way, Steamer, Big T, loose hamburger sandwich, tavern sandwich, or just a Maid Rite. Since the 1920s, it has been made with sautéed (sometimes steamed) ground beef and onions, served on a bun and dressed up with ketchup, mustard, and pickles.

Why is it called Maid-Rite?

Butcher Fred Angell steamed hamburger instead of frying it and slurried in some spices. He offered one of his sandwiches to a delivery man who was so enthused that he said, “Fred, you know this sandwich is made right.” Voila! The name Maid-Rite was born.

Where is Maid-Rite?


Maid-Rite 802 SE Oralabor Rd. Ankeny, IA 50021 515-963-0600 I-35 Exit 90 Maid-Rite 7005 N. Chestnut Avoca, IA 51521 712-343-4007 Wings America Travel Plaza
Mark Twain Dinette & Drive-In 400 North Third Street Hannibal, MO 63401 573-221-5300 Maid-Rite Drive-In 1401 Main Street Lexington, MO 64067 660-259-4444

When was Maid-Rite founded?

1926Maid-Rite / Founded

What are Sloppy Joes called in the Midwest?

It’s called a Taven in Iowa, and a Slushburger in the Upper Midwest and North Dakota. Other names include barbecues, Manwich, spoonburgers, steamers, yum yums, and wimpies. Just like the many names for Sloppy Joes, you’ll also find all sorts of variations on the recipe around the country.

Are maid rites steamed?

Maid Rite sandwiches are distinctive in the fact that the meat is steamed (or in my case, boiled) instead of browned in it’s own grease. I’ve been told over the years since I originally posted this recipe that the beef is actually steamed or boiled with BEER. To each their own, you can use whichever you prefer.

How do u make maid rites?

How to Make the Traditional Maid Rite recipe?

  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat – chopping vigorously until the pieces are tiny.
  2. Drain grease from ground beef.
  3. Add bouillon, warm water, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire and soy sauce and bring to a boil.

Where are Maid-Rite sandwiches from?

The original Maid-Rite restaurant was opened in Iowa in 1926. You can find franchises throughout Illinois and a few in Missouri as well.