Alton suggested using a hand mixer to break up the meat mixture. I had this handy dandy chopper which worked beautifully.
Oops, you blinked and we ate already. Here is the remaining mixture before it heads to the fridge.
Now this is my recipe for Maid Rite sandwiches:
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
Add: ½ tbs. pepper
1 tbs. sugar
2 tbs. prepared mustard
1/2 cup beer
1 tsp. Salt
Simmer one hour or more. This can be prepared in the microwave oven instead if time is tight. Serve on a bun with yellow mustard, chopped onion, and pickles.
Now, what I would keep from Alton's version: I will add 1/3 cup finely minced onion to the meat mixture and cook both together. Do not use a food processor to chop the onion. I will also use the food chopper to finely chop the meat mixture after cooking and draining. I will also add 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the ingredients.
If you do not wish to use beer, I would suggest adding 1/2 cup of chicken, turkey or vegetable stock instead.
I guess even the pros have off days.
I cut fresh strawberries and added 1/2 cup white sugar.
Now, off to dessert.
Stir to mix and cover with plastic wrap before refrigerating for a couple of hours. This allows the sugar to draw out the natural juices of the strawberries. This is called macerating the fruit.
A few hours later and the strawberries are ready to eat.
This is my husband's favorite way to eat strawberries, and as it was his birthday this past week, I bought vanilla bean ice cream for him.