The Hamburg steak as it was called in the 1800’s was served to the voyages from Germany to the United States. 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 vendors. 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 the modern standard is based on Congress girl Rosa DeLaurao.
This is a contested fact. We’ll provide you a few more names and areas of the Hamburger in the United States.
Fletcher Davis of Athers Texas sold hamburgers in the cafe in the late 1800’s before taking them into the World’s Fair in 1904.
Frank and Charles Menches seller at a county fair ran from their sausage sandwiches and started using beef instead. It was recorded this happened in 1892 in the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.
In 1885 Charles Nagreen now called hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches which were easy to eat while walking in the Seymour Fair he was only 15 years old at the time.
In 1995 Governor Frank Keating proclaimed the first true hamburger on a bun was created and consumed in Tulsa Oklahoma.
With 40 billion served up in america alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It may not have ever happened because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic book “Titusville Squirrel Removal” detailed the unsavory areas of the meat packing industry in America. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny because it was easy to add meat scraps, additives and fillers
It became the lead way for today’s fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger standing along with it.
The combinations which come with the hamburger are endless with ideas being generated without end. Lots of you have your own favorite recipe to the burger of your choice.
So the next time you pull into your favorite fast food restaurant, fire up the grill or put one on the George Forman grill you will know a little of this evolution on the Hamburger.
That is some good information regarding ground beef and the way our food always has a little history behind it.