Brendan told me that he found a recipe that was supposed to taste like Maid-Rites. I was a little skeptical but thought we'd give it a try. You first brown the meat and mix all ingredients together and then let everything marinate in the crockpot for a good five hours. When we transferred the mixtured to the crockpot we added a bit more water. The mixture will be soupy and we did have to drain the meat when scooping it up to dish it on the buns.
The verdict: these taste exactly like the real thing! They were AWESOME! The kids even ate them. We will be making these again. Now I just need to find some cheese balls I can make at home.
2 tablespoons dried onion
1tablespoon warm water
3 lbs. ground beef
1 beef bouillon cube
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 1/2 cup water (this part didn't really make sense but we went with it)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar