School Boy sandwich

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beret
Junior Burger
2008/05/20 19:49:44
When I was in elementary school in Kansas City MO, the cooks made a sandwich called the School Boy. It was not a Sloppy Joe. It did not have a chili spice flavoring. It was loose hamburger with probably a little bread to hold the meat together, but it had this wonderful spice in it. It was a little greasy, but ooooohhhhh soooooo delicious. Was anyone a cook in the Hickman Mills School District in 1968 at Dobbs Elementary. I'd love to have that recipe. I've looked for years for it and have never foun anything like the School Boy.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: School Boy sandwich 2008/05/20 20:12:25
Welcome to RF beret. You have come to the right place for your quest. What you describe sounds similar to a "loose meat" sandwich. Search the plentiful archives for that or better yet; what for the replies I am sure you will recieve. Take care and have fun here @ RF.

godsil
Junior Burger
RE: School Boy sandwich 2008/05/24 23:57:30
Hi, beret, I sure wasn't your elementary school cook back in 1968, but I did do that job in Moline, Il, at a Catholic middle school in the early 1990's. We cooked giant "loaves" of 60% lean Government ground beef...a free commodity we gratefully received. We scrambled the meat, drained the plentiful grease and seasoned with lots of galic powder, seasoning salt and pepper. Oh, lots of reconstituted dried onion, too. Scooped (with an ice cream scooper) onto a bun. Really, the kids loved it. Even we cooks were happy with it. There wasn't any particular spice that made it good; it was just something the kids knew would be yummy, and served with French fries, which was not so commom then.

Otherwise, the Loose Meat sandwiches are truly a wonderful recipe find. I hope you find the taste you remember! That's such a treat.
brittneal
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: School Boy sandwich 2008/05/25 08:26:52
My favorite was in a small Catholic school lunch room. No more than 200 students total.
They served this ground meat and mushroom soup goop over the stickiest white rice I ever saw and I loved it. I bugged my Mom so much she called and got the receipe.
britt
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: School Boy sandwich 2008/05/25 08:48:42
Brittneal, that sounds excellent, too!

Loose meat sandwiches are terrific. I cook the ground beef in real beef stock in a Crockpot all day and it's succulent when served up. I'll have to incorporate Godsil's suggestions into my recipe, too.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: School Boy sandwich 2008/05/25 10:27:45
Oh, the powers of reconstituted dried onions.
kctech
Junior Burger
Re:School Boy sandwich 2009/03/18 13:55:41
How funny to come across your posting about the SchoolBoy sandwiches at Dobbs. I was searching for recipes for a schoolboy myself. I was just telling my daughter about them last night and starting wishing I could have one. I went to Dobbs and was there in 68 too. I graduated Hickman in 76. Those schoolboy sandwiches were GOOD.

dave stewart
Big Kahuna Kooks
Cheeseburger
Re:School Boy sandwich 2009/03/18 14:18:17
Sounds like it could have been a copy cat of the Maid Rite sandwich. That is just ground beef with "secret seasonings".   bkk
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: School Boy sandwich 2009/03/18 15:06:09
godsil

...in the early 1990's. We cooked giant "loaves" of 60% lean Government ground beef......



Heh.  I just get a kick out of how something that's 40% fat still somehow gets the word "lean" used in qualifying it's content.
Big Kahuna Kooks
Cheeseburger
RE: School Boy sandwich 2009/03/24 13:25:03
at the university cafeteria I saw boxes at the dumpster which read "Grade D, but edible" whats up with that?
GNeedles59
Double Cheeseburger
RE: School Boy sandwich 2009/03/24 13:56:44
Big Kahuna Kooks

at the university cafeteria I saw boxes at the dumpster which read "Grade D, but edible" whats up with that?


the d stands for delicious
doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: School Boy sandwich 2009/03/24 14:13:35
Big Kahuna Kooks

at the university cafeteria I saw boxes at the dumpster which read "Grade D, but edible" whats up with that?


My favorite story...

While in the Navy, I was in charge of the ship's food supplies. In the freezer was a box labeled USDA Good: For Stewing Only. It was badly freezer burned.

We were anchored off of Hawaii.
I had a Hull Tech fashion a fishing hook and we connected it to a line and started chumming for fish, okay hoping to catch a shark. Whaddya know we hooked one.
 But there was a problem. We had Dr. Robert Ballard on and he was testing a deep sea submersible which was about three miles down. That shark started to wrap around the cable. Oh s%*#!!!

We cut the line and watched it trail off into the distance.....

mark
Ahi Mpls.
Double Cheeseburger
RE: School Boy sandwich 2009/03/24 15:24:56

    Cool!! I've always thought Mr. Ballard seemed like just a regular Roadfoody kind of guy, Is he??
blue heaven
Cheeseburger
Re:School Boy sandwich 2009/03/24 15:47:18
Hi I went to St. Hillary Catholic School in Washington Pa. in the late 60's and they served something like what you call a school boy but they poured it over soft white bread.  It had a thin brown gravy with bits of onion.  I loved it.  My dad used say that was called S.O.S. LOL.
Patti1958
Junior Burger
Re:School Boy sandwich 2009/10/07 13:00:28
My memory of this absolutely delicous sandwich was also 1968 at the elementary school in Mound City Missouri, where my Aunt worked in the kitchen. It is similar to a sloppy joe, but with LOTS of melted cheese in it! I have my Aunts recipe, I'll have to look for it & blog it back.
rainyday6
Hamburger
Re:School Boy sandwich 2009/10/24 22:45:32