Iowa Loose Meat Sandwiches

Iowa Loose Meat Sandwiches

These simple delicious sandwiches contain crumbled. cooked brown beef, onion, and seasonings piled on a hamburger bun. If you have never had one, you have to try it!
Course Lunch, Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword Iowa, Loose Meat, Sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 350kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 8 pickle slices


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add ground beef and cook until browned and crumbly. Drain and discard any excess grease
  • Mix in yellow mustard, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste until combined
  • Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until all the liquid is gone, about 20-30 minutes
  • Serve on hamburger buns topped with pickles and mustard if desired
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