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 people to their eating stands vendors. They would provide the Hamburg style steak on the menu.
With hamburg steak firmly embedded the American culture in the late 1800’s claims of the way it served in today’s standard is based on Congress girl Rosa DeLaurao.
This is a disputed 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 from 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 out of their sausage sandwiches and began using beef instead. It was recorded this took place in 1892 at the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.
In 1885 Charles Nagreen currently known as hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches which were easy to eat while walking at the Seymour Fair he was just 15 years old at the time.
Proof that Oscar Bilby in 1891 was the first to serve the Hamburger on a bun in Tulsa Oklahoma. 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 the United States alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It might not have ever happened because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic novel “Cocoa Beach Raccoon Removal” detailed the unsavory parts of the meat packing industry in America. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny because it was easy to add meat scraps, fillers and preservatives
It became the lead way for today’s fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger reputation along with it.
Other national chains that followed were McDonald’s and In-n-Out Burger in 1948, Burger King 1954 and Wendy’s in 1969.
The combinations that have come with the hamburger are endless with ideas being generated 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 will know a little of this evolution on the Hamburger.
That is some fantastic information about ground beef and the way our food always has a little history behind it.