The Hamburg steak as it was called in the 1800’s was served on the voyages from Germany into the USA. The meat patties were cooked and served on two pieces of bread. To attract many of the sailors and European visitors to their eating stands sellers. They would offer the Hamburg style steak on the menu.
With Hamburg steak firmly embedded the American culture in the late 1800’s claims of how it served in today’s standard is based on Congress woman Rosa DeLaurao.
This is a disputed fact. We’ll give you a few more names and areas of the Hamburger in america.
Fletcher Davis of Athers Texas sold burgers from the cafe in the late 1800’s before taking them into the World’s Fair in 1904.
Frank and Charles Menches vendor at a county fair ran out of their sausage sandwiches and began using beef instead. It was recorded this happened in Melbourne FL Bat Removal 1892 at the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.
In 1885 Charles Nagreen currently called hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches that were easy to eat while walking in the Seymour Fair that he was only 15 years old at the time.
In 1995 Governor Frank Keating proclaimed that the first true hamburger on a bun was created and consumed in Tulsa Oklahoma.
With 40 billion served up in the United States alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It may not have ever occurred because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic novel “The Jungle” detailed the unsavory areas of the meat packing industry in the usa. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny because it was easy to add meat scraps, fillers and preservatives
It became the direct way for today’s fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger reputation along with it.
The combinations that have come with the hamburger are endless with ideas being created without end. Lots of you have your own favorite recipe for the beans of your choice.
So next time you pull into your favorite fast food restaurant, fire up the grill or put one on the George Forman grill you’ll know a little of the evolution on the Hamburger.
That is some fantastic information regarding ground beef and how our food always has a little history behind it.