Crock-Pot Homemade MaidRite Sandwiches

We have yummy recipe for you today from reader Julie Nowakowski for her homemade MaidRite sandwiches!

I have never had a MaidRite sandwich but it sound quite interesting. I am going to have to give this one a try and see how it turns out!

Thanks Julie for sending us your recipe, we love hearing from our readers about what they are cooking!

Crock-Pot Homemade MaidRite Sandwiches

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 12

Crock-Pot Homemade MaidRite Sandwiches


2 Lbs. Ground Beef (Cooked, drained and finely crumbled)
1 (14 oz.) Can of Chicken Broth
1 Package Onion Soup Mix


  1. Mix finely crumbled ground beef and chicken broth in crock pot.
  2. Simmer on high for 4 hours. (Till broth is absorbed)
  3. Stir in soup mix, and cook 1 more hour high.
  4. Serve on bun with favorite condement, cheese or crumbled bacon.

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  1. Pat King-Mark says

    Crock-Pot Homemade MaidRite Sandwiches
    I tried this recipe tonight and liked it. It has good flavor and is an easy recipe to fix.

  2. Sandy Stowers says

    I worked at the Maid Rite Sandwich Shop in Christopher Illinois in 1968-69. I can’t wait to try this to relive that wonderful sandwich. A true maid rite sandwich, however, was served only with sauted onions and mustard. We always cringed if someone asked for cheese or ketchup. LOL

  3. Mary Garlick says

    I worked at the Maid-Rite in Colchester Illinois in 1957. Real Maid-Rites are made with ONLY salt and pepper (lots) and left to simmer in its own grease for a long time.

    • Sandy Stowers says

      Salt and pepper and then more salt…. we always sauted onions off to the side and threw them on top. (My least favorite job was chopping those onions 10 lbs at a time.) Then our grill cook started mixing them together. It just depending on who was doing grill that night (day). Memories. Maid Rite in Christopher, IL is still there and still serving maid rites.

  4. says

    I worked at the Maid-Rite in Christopher, too! It was my first job when I was 16 even through summer/holiday breaks in college. The owner at the time would grind the meat fresh every few days. And yep, salt, pepper and plain water were all we cooked it in!

  5. Margaret Gullette says

    I worked at the Maid-Rite in Kewanee, Ill. It’s a franchise in Ill. and Iowa mainly. A true Maid-Rite is good ground beef in a kettle and enough water to cover simmer all day. or night. You mash the ground beef with an old fashion potato masher. I liked mine with cheese, onion slice and ketchup.

    • says

      I agree Greenville Ohio does have the best I have them lot of other places but to and my family there is none like Greenville I am 66 yrs. old and the building is still there in the same place even when I was a kid the same place as today and same building. and still serving Maid Rites today if ever that way try them your love them

    • tami says

      I wish I has their recipe. I grew up on them and still get a couple dozen when I go home to visit to bring back with me.

  6. Patty Mogensen says

    I don’t understand how all these different recipes can be called original Maid Rites…Usually a franchise has a standard recipe that all stores are required to follow so the product has the same taste and quality state or nation wide… Obviously, some of the stores choose to add their own special preferences…

  7. Toni Olson says

    I’m sorry but seeing as how I use to make these as a child. 45 years ago. It is wrong to post this as a MaidRite recipe. Cause this is not the recipe.

  8. B. Rhoades says

    Mait Rites originated in Iowa, I believe. We have one of the original shops in our town. Beef is very leane, soak in Worchestershire all night, steam as much you can to prepare add a couple teaspoons of dry mustard, salt, lots of pepper. Serve with cheese, pickles, onion and mustard. There has never been a bottle of ketchup in the building!

  9. says

    I lived in Perry Iowa and there was a Made Rite next to the high school. It was the best. Since I moved south(along time ago)I have not eaten one. I have tried to make them but to no avail.

  10. Rhonda says

    You know, I have an awesome recipe for White Castle Cheeseburger Pie. I tastes just like a White Castle. But I know it isn’t. Pretty much the same thing I guess with this recipe.

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