Roseanne's Loose Meat Sandwiches: Take a Trip Back to the '90s With This Easy Recipe by Donna John

Sandwiches Dinner
6 months ago
Roseanne's Loose Meat Sandwiches: Take a Trip Back to the '90s With This Easy Recipe

Remember that little show called "Roseanne" back in the '90s? With all the commercials building up to its return on March 27, you're probably like me and hum the theme song on and off throughout your day. During the show's fifth season, Roseanne and her sister, Jackie, opened the Lanford Lunch Box and served their famous loose meat sandwiches. 

During that season, I cut out a recipe for Roseanne's loose meat sandwiches from a local magazine and started making them for my kids. On nights when we had karate, baseball practice, acting lessons, gymnastics and Girl Scouts, this recipe was a lifesaver – quick and kid-friendly. This sandwich is about to find its way back into the recipe rotation again. Thanks, Roseanne, and welcome back!

You'll need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 an envelope of dry onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • hamburger buns
  • toppings: cheese, chopped onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a skillet, cook the ground beef until almost brown. 
  2. Add the onion soup mix and water. Cover and continue to cook until meat is done and water has evaporated. 
  3. Serve on hamburger buns with optional toppings. 

Photo: The recipe I cut out of a magazine back in the early '90s

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh wow, Donna John ! What a tasty blast from the past. Love the recipe clipping! 😀
Tiffany Zook
We can eat these during the premier!
Donna John
Yes! That's already the plan. :-)
Renee Herren
Yeeeeeees! “Roseanne” is my favorite show of all time! I will be watching!
Nicole DeAvilla
What a trip through time! -- and what a great sandwich - for all you meat eaters (like the rest of my family)! :)
Melissa Hurt
I bet we could whip up a version with green or brown lentils, eh?
Donna John
Of course! Two of my kids are vegans, so need to learn these tricks. :-)
AJ Rogers
Hmmm... Think I'll have to try these!!

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