- High-quality 80/20 hamburger meat
- Hamburger Buns
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Shredded cheddar cheese, optional
- Potato Chips, optional
Maid-Rite Special Sauce
- 1 large onion, chopped
- Shredded cabbage
- Dill pickles, chopped
- Mustard and mayonnaise
Heat oven for lightly toasting the hamburger buns. Brown loose meat and season with salt and pepper. Drain off nearly all fat. Add a small amount of water to keep meat “juicy.” Prepare sauce by mixing all ingredients in a bowl. The amount of mustard and/or mayo to make the sauce is a matter of preference.
Each person prepares his/her own MAID-RITE. Spoon loose meat with a slotted spoon onto warmed hamburger buns. Top with special sauce and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top. Serve with potato chips. Enjoy!
Comment: This is the original MAID-RITE recipe according to my mom. She has been making these hamburgers since 1939 and had the honor of eating her first ones in Muscatine, Iowa *home of the MAID-RITE sandwiches*. Go here to read more about Mom’s 1939 experience…
Comment: You can trust that this non-steamed recipe tastes eerily like the first constructed MAID-RITES!
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