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Iowa-Style Loosemeat Sandwiches

Yield: 4 sandwiches



1 pound twice-ground beef
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
1 (12-ounce) can or bottle of beer (do not use "lite" beer)


Loosemeat (see above)
4 hamburger buns, toasted if desired
Fresh onion, chopped
Prepared yellow mustard

In a medium frying pan, brown the beef over medium-high heat, then drain it in a colander. Return beef to the pan and stir in the onion flakes, pepper, salt, sugar, mustard, and beer. Simmer, partially covered, over medium heat until liquid is evaporated, about 30 minutes.

Spoon beef into buns and serve immediately with condiments. Be sure to give everyone a spoon so they can scoop up any stray beef that escapes!

Where to Go:
Taylor's Maid-Rite
106 South Third Avenue • Marshalltown, IA 50158 • 641-753-9684


Buy the Book!


American Sandwich
Great Eats from All 50 States by Becky Mercuri
Gibbs Smith, Publisher
$12.95/Paperback with Flaps
ISBN: 1-58685-470-4
Recipe reprinted by permission.


American Sandwich



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