Loose Meat Sandwiches

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Who doesn’t love a classic diner style sandwich for dinner. These Loose Meat Sandwiches are so fun to make and so yum to eat! Two cheeses, caramelize onions, ground beef and perfectly toasted bread – with a little kick.

Loose Meat Sandwiches

The combination of Swiss and cheddar gives a great gooey cheese bite. I like to use a sharp cheddar, but a mild or medium would work just as well as a white cheddar. The perfectly caramelized onions are so dang good melted into the ground beef. Then you add the finishing touch – Spicy Mayo!

Loose Meat Sandwiches

So how do you get the ultimate crispy bread? You can use butter and they will be good for sure. But use the southern mama’s trick – Miracle Whip! Spreading a thin even layer of the outside of the bread gets you a delicious crispy golden bread. These sandwiches are great as leftovers, so if you make a few extra you can save them for lunch the next day. Just be sure you let them cool down to room temp before you wrap them up to put in the refrigerator.

Loose Meat Sandwiches

The best way to enjoy this sandwich is along side some crispy fries (seasoned fries, are preferred by my family) and a nice dill pickle spear. Another great side would be potatoe salad or a coleslaw if you wanted to go all in on the diner style dinner!

Loose Meat Sandwiches

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Loose Meat Sandwiches

A tasty diner style sandwich with caramelized onions and spicy mayo
Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword caramelized onions, ground beef, ground beef recipes, onions, sandwich, sandwiches, spicy mayo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 Griddle

Ingredients

  • 12 slices Buttermilk Bread
  • ½ cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • 9 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 9 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 3 Medium Yellow Onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

For the Meat

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

For the Spicy Mayo

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Sriracha

Instructions

  • In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Once melted add onions and worcestershire sauce. Stir and coat in melted butter. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to let simmer while beef cooks, stirring occasionally.
  • Combine Spicy Mayo in a small bowl and set aside
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add ground beef, onion powder, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, and worcestershire sauce. Cook and crumble until no longer pink. Drain off excess fat.
  • Preheat Griddle to High (or 400degF, depending on setting options). Note – you can use a flat bottom pan on the stovetop if you do not have a griddle, you will just have to cook the sandwiches in batches.
  • Spread Miracle Whip on one side of each slice of bread. Build the sandwich with the mayo spead side down, add one and a half slices of swiss cheese, portion of ground meat, drizzle with spicy mayo, portion of onions, one and a half slices of cheddar cheese and slice of bread (mayo on top). Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  • Place on hot griddle and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve hot!

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

7 thoughts on “Loose Meat Sandwiches

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    Oh my goodness! This sounds so gooey and delicious!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Gooey is the perfect word to describe these sandwiches

  2. Perfect for my hubby! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 98. Shared.

  3. My mouth is watering just looking at these! What a delicious sandwich…oh goodness I’m craving one for lunch now 😀

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      They are so good! A perfect lunch indeed

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