SUPER MAID RITES
6 to 8 servings
In a large heavy skillet, brown beef thoroughly over moderate heat; drain well, reserve drippings, and set aside. Sauté onion in reserved hot beef drippings until tender but not browned. Reduce heat and add chili sauce, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and hot pepper sauce, blending well. Stir in reserved ground beef. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is bubbly hot and flavors blended. Spoon beef mixture onto one-half of each of 6 to 8 rolls or buns. Top each with a second roll or bun half. Garnish each sandwich with sweet gherkins, pimento-stuffed olives, and sweet cocktail onions, if desired.
Variations: Spoon Maid-Rite mixture onto 3 (10-ounce) packages unrolled and separated refrigerated crescent roll dough, dividing and spreading evenly. May top each with shredded cheese of choice, if desired. Roll-up crescents and bake according to package directions. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Omit chili sauce and add 1 cup favorite recipe or commercial tomato-base salsa. Decrease brown sugar, if desired. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder. May also add 1 tablespoon finely snipped fresh cilantro leaves and /or ¼ to ½ teaspoon ground cumin, if desired. Spoon mixture onto warmed flour or corn tortillas and roll-up each jelly-roll-style. May top each with shredded cheese of choice before rolling tortillas, if desired