The first Maid-Rite restaurant was opened right here in Iowa in 1926 and eventually they spread to surrounding states. Their signature creation is a tasty loose meat sandwich. If you have never tried a Maid-Rite sandwich you need to come to Iowa and do so. If that is not possible you could try this recipe, with one warning: do NOT add “catsup.” They do not even serve ketchup as a condiment in the restaurants!
My recipe is to add two pounds of ground beef, one packet of onion soup mix and one can of chicken broth to a slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours, mashing and stirring the meat every couple of hours until it is broken up into tiny bits. Serve on a hamburger bun and garnish with onion, mustard and pickle.