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Loose Meat Sandwich Alton Brown


Brown: "This sandwich appears in myriad forms throughout the Midwest, especially in Iowa and Illinois. Part hamburger, part sloppy joe, it defies description but is darned good." His recipe was inspired by a sandwich he ate at Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop in Quincy, Ill.

1-1/2 pounds ground beef -
1 medium onion very finely minced (this is important. A fine chop won't do. But don't be tempted to use a food processor or you'll end up with a watery mess)
1 tablespoon prepared mustard (the yellow stuff)
1/2 cup water -
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce -
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt -

#Place the beef and onion in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat.

#Cook until the beef is completely cooked through but not browning, 8 to 9 minutes, constantly mashing the beef with a potato masher in order to break it into the smallest possible pieces.

#Add the remaining ingredients and continue to simmer for another 15 minutes.

#Remove from the heat.

#Using a hand mixer, mix for another 2 to 3 minutes on high.

#Serve on hamburger buns with ketchup, mustard, cheese and pickles.

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