Cooking With Rants: Crock Pot Wonders #2 – Made-Rights
This is an old (based on my saggy-man-boob-ancient body)(yeah, I suck) recipe from my childhood that Mama Rants used to make frequently for dinners or just to put in the ‘fridge when I raided it every ten minutes as a hungry, high-school-football lineman teenager.
This is truly an all-around easy recipe. I use a crock pot to make it even easier, but you can use a regular pot to hurry it along if necessary, but you will have to brown the ground beef.
Here are the ingredients:
3 pounds of ground beef (sirloin, chuck or your favorite specialty product)
2 jars of dill relish, NOT SWEET (Rants prefers Claussen to all other things in the pickle world)
2 cans Chicken stock (use bullion with water if necessary)
You can either brown the ground meat or just toss the frozen brick into the crock pot – your choice depending on the serving time. Add all the ground beef to the crock pot and cover with the chicken stock (canned or boxed is fine)(I’m not someone from Food Channel).
Add the two jars of dill pickle relish and stir, cover the crock and let awesome happen.
You can add diced onion and/or garlic.
Pickles have a high salt flavor, so do not salt this dish before it is done cooking, and if you do, do so to taste.
Scoop with a slotted spoon onto toasted hamburger buns or onto lightly-toasted bread. Chesse slices optional.
Note: The familiy always called this food ‘Made Rites.’ Research tells me (look here, and here) that Made Rights (my title spelling change is intentional) are a loose-meat, hamburger type of sandwich but are not made with pickle relish as I know it. Therefore, I consider this my own recipe, but with no decrement or slur against the Made Rite franchise.