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Loose Meat Sandwich Recipe (Tavern Sandwich)

One Pot Loose Meat Sandwich (Tavern Sandwich)

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy loose meat sandwich recipe (Tavern sandwich or Maid Rite Sandwich), homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 30 minutes.

Servings: 6 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic, ground beef, one pot meal, sandwich
Calories: 452 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 2 pounds Ground beef
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green peppers Finely chopped
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp Ketchup Optional
  • 1.5 cups Beef broth Low sodium


  1. Heat butter in a large nonstick pot over medium high heat.


  2. Add beef and cook for a few minutes until it's no longer pink, breaking and crumbling it along the way.

  3. Drain fat/ grease and add onions, green peppers, salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, tomato paste (optional), broth.

  4. Mix everything together and cook on medium heat until liquid is reduced to your desired consistency, mixing often. 

  5. Serve on toasted hamburger buns topped iff with with onions, pickles, mustard and other condiments of your choice. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Loose Meat Sandwich (Tavern Sandwich)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 514mg21%
Potassium 583mg17%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 7.9mg10%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.