View Poll Results: What do you call this sandwich

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  • Barbecue

    7 3.30%
  • Sloppy Joe

    184 86.79%
  • Made Rite

    25 11.79%
  • Loose Meat Sandwich

    8 3.77%
  • Tavern

    11 5.19%
  • Other

    3 1.42%
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    Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    ground beef, tomato sauce, onions, other spices.

    When I was growing up in SD, we usually called it a barbecue, but if anyone said Sloppy Joe there was no questioning what they were talking about. When I went to ISU, I heard it called a Made Rite for the first time. Another name was loose meat sandwich. When I went to USD, I heard it called a Tavern for the first time. That really threw me for a loop, but it seems this is pretty common nomenclature along either side of the SD/NE border. What do you call it? One of these or something else?



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    I would lean toward Sloppy Joe, but I think of a Sloppy Joe as being made w/ some sort of bbq sauce not tomato sauce. Always thought a Maid Rite was ground beef and onions/spices but no sauce cooked into the meat.



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    From a Minnesotan's perspective that is a sloppy joe.


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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    Yeah, general term to include recipe variations. I make it with ketchup and mustard. Good point tho. I guess I assumed on the Made Rite--never really ate there.



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    Barbeque-fine
    Sloppy Joe-perfect
    Maid Rite- false. No tomatoes sauce
    LMS- maybe, but see Maid Rite
    Tavern - fine



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    I think Maid Rite has something like cream of mushroom soup as a binder not tomato sauce. I would call it a sloppy joe


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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    Need a picture or preferably a sample to make my decision



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    Back in the 50's and early 60's they were called "Quickies" in Council Bluffs and Omaha. I knew of two stores that sold them.


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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    That's a super (souper) burger not a maid rite. A maid rite is the same as a loose meat, ground meat bound only by condiments. A barbeque presumably has a sweet component. Never heard of a tavern, though I'm willing to try one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bret44 View Post
    I think Maid Rite has something like cream of mushroom soup as a binder not tomato sauce. I would call it a sloppy joe


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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    Yeah, people in NW Iowa call them Taverns.

    I call them equally Maid Rite and Sloppy Joe. My Grandma in Minnesota calls them BBQ's.



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    From a Minnesotan's perspective that is a sloppy joe.
    I am also from Minnesota (the southern region) and I grew up calling it a barbecue. However if someone called it a sloppy joe, I knew what they meant. I had only heard the other three when I moved to Iowa.



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    My family has called it either BBQ or Sloppy Joe.

    A Maid-Rite is just the loose meat and onions. You can follow this link (HAZZLE DAZZLE: 09/24/2012 | WHOTV.com) for a good description of a Maid-Rite.



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    We know what Adam Sandler calls it:



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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    Maid-Rite Corporation - Home of the Loose Meat Sandwich Restaurant Franchise

    Loose meat, no tomato, no mushroom soup, just home town goodness you finish with a spoon.


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    Re: Curious what other people call this sandwich:

    You have a Maid Rite on your hands.


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