Maid-Rite (Loose Meat Sandwich) Copycat

SERVES 8-12  |  ACTIVE TIME 10 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 4 Hours 10 Minutes

Recipe adapted from Grandpa Jerry

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon low sodium beef base (or a bouillon cube)
1 teaspoon low sodium chicken base (or a bouillon cube)
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 pounds lean ground beef, uncooked
8 hamburger buns
Optional toppings:  cheese, ketchup, pickles, onions, mustard

Set slow cooker to high.  Add all ingredients (except beef).  Stir to combine. Add beef and stir until all combined and beef is completely coated.

Cover and cook for 1 hour.  Stir occasionally to break up ground beef.  Uncover after 1 hour of cook time.  Continue cooking on high for 2 ½ - 3 hours (with cover removed), until most of the liquid has cooked off.  Continue to stir occasionally and break up any chunks of beef.

Using a slotted spoon, serve a heaping spoonful on a warm bun and load it up with your favorite toppings.  We love cheese, ketchup and pickles!

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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