It was requested that I share how we make maid-rite sandwiches. Now I have never been to the original Maid-Rite cafe nor am I even from Iowa, so I hesitate to say how to make one. It's such a Iowan thing, you know? It was also mentioned that you do not serve them with ketchup. This I did know. I personally would never dream of messing up the particular taste that I love (meat, mustard, raw onion) with ketchup. The only reason it was in the picture in the previous post was because some of us are quite *ahem* attached to our ketchup and are thinking 'deconstructed hamburger' not 'maid-rite' when putting theirs together.
Well, all we do is brown hamburger, then salt it and add a small amount of flour so that it mixes with the grease from browning and helps it to hold together a bit. But only a bit. You'll have to make sure you cook it for a few minutes after that so it doesn't look or taste at all like flour. Then a few drops of Worcestershire sauce (roughly pronounced "wooster" ... pretend you have an English accent) and you're ready to put it in buns.
Aunt Karen, is that sacrilege or something like the real thing?