Loose Meat Sandwiches

Loose Meat Sandwiches
Loose Meat Sandwiches

I have never had a “real” loose meat sandwich, but I love watching re-runs of the show Roseanne.  Remember, they had a loose meat sandwich shop?

I started thinking I would like to try one of those, but we do not have anything like that here in Michigan.  So I found a recipe for them and they are so good!

On the show they describe them as sloppy joes without the slop, and that’s exactly what these are like.  They also remind me of sliders…it’s like sloppy joes and sliders had a baby and (Surprise!) it's a loose meat sandwich!

Loose Meat Sandwiches


2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 ½ cups beef broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon pepper
8 hamburger or sub buns


1.  Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain and return beef to skillet.  Add chopped onion and cook over medium heat until onion is soft and translucent.

2.  Add broth, salt, garlic powder and pepper to meat mixture.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is almost completely evaporated, about 15 to 20 minutes.

3.  Open buns and place cut side down on meat mixture.  Cover and allow buns to steam for 1 minute.  Serve loose meat on buns; top with ketchup, mustard, and pickles, if desired.

Makes 8 sandwiches

This recipe was adapted from Food.com

Loose Meat Sandwiches


  1. Yum! i've never had a loose meat sandwich before but this sounds yum!

    1. They are pretty good Jessica! Let me know if you try them!

      Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade


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