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Ever Wondered Where The Hamburger Got Its Name From

You know you love eating that cheese drooling, ham filled burger that comes right out of the oven served to please your taste buds. But have you ever wondered why the burger you eat is called a burger? 

This story will take you back to the 18th century when some Germans were traveling to Asia and noticed that the locals there stuffed beef between their saddles because they had a big fascination for softened meat while they ride. 

The Germans loved it! They loved the idea of perfectly seasoned beef softened to delight your buds was exactly what they called the Hamburg meat. 

The history of a hamburger is one of a kind, it has been run through the meat grinder. 

Ever Wondered Where The Hamburger Got Its Name From

Ever Wondered Where The Hamburger Got Its Name From

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The history of a hamburger marks its beginning with the Mongols. 

The history of a hamburger marks its beginning with the Mongols. 

The Mongols used to stash a piece of meat/ beaf between their saddles. 

It was Kublai Khan who later took it to Russia. 

It was Kublai Khan who later took it to Russia. 

He gave it the name "Steak Tartare."

He gave it the name

It is a dish made of minced raw meat seasoned with egg and spices shaped into small cakes or patties. 

Soon as the global trade picked up, it was the steak was given the name "Hamburg Steak."

Soon as the global trade picked up, it was the steak was given the name

Between all the Asian and European waters, ground beef suddenly made its way to America. 

Between all the Asian and European waters, ground beef suddenly made its way to America. 

And somehow it got its place on a bun. 

And somehow it got its place on a bun. 

Though the person claiming to have introduced the "Hamburger" to the US is still unknown. History is confusing. 

Though the person claiming to have introduced the

We have three people claiming to have been the first one each having its own adherents and detractors.  

1. Louis's Lunch

1. Louis's Lunch

This is what we read from its website,"One day in 1900, a gentleman hurriedly walked into Louis' Lunch and told proprietor Louis Lassen he was in a rush and wanted something he could eat on the run. In an instant, Louis placed his blend of ground steak trimmings between two slices of toast and sent the gentleman on his way. And so, the most recognizable American sandwich was born. ."

2. "Hamburger Charlie" Nagreen 

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He said he started selling meatballs at the age of 15 and came across the bread. He later smashed the meatballs between two pieces of bread and called it a hamburger.

3. Menches brothers

3. Menches brothers

As written on their website,"History recorded that Frank and Charles Menches ran out of pork for their sausage patty sandwiches at the 1885 Erie County Fair. Their supplier, reluctant to butcher more hogs in the summer heat, suggested they use beef instead. The brothers fried some up but found it bland. They added coffee, brown sugar, and other ingredients to create a taste that stands distinct without condiments."

So, who do you think invented the burger? Take your pick. 

So, who do you think invented the burger? Take your pick. 

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