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Wisconsin, home of the hamburger!


Old Buck
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I love cheeseburgers.  If you ever ate at a Culver's restaurant you have had a small taste of Wisconsin.

Culvers makes a great burger, don't get me wrong, but there are better ones out there.

The first hamburger was created in Seymour, Wisconsin due west of Green Bay in 1885.  Wisconsin was formed by a heavy German immigrant population.  (I do not account the Menches brothers for their sandwich in New York.  Running out of pork and slopping shit togeather to sell is still slop)  Based on a flattened meatball, 15-year-old Charlie Nagreen created the recipe and named it after the hamburg steak.  He was having poor sales selling meatballs at the Outagamie County Fair.  He noticed people bought foods that were easy to carry.  He flattened the large meatball and served between bread slices.

The difference between a Hamburg steak and a hamburger?  Both are ground beef, but served differently.  The burger is on a bun.  The steak is smothered in gravy and served with potatoes and other veggies.

A true hamburger has chopped or grated onion mixed with the meat, along with all of the spices.  I incorporate shredded cheese and diced bacon as well into my hamburger mix.  Roll out 1/3 to 1/2 pound meatballs, then flatten.  

I make THE BEST grilled-cheese burger.  I do not use buns.  I make a grilled cheese sandwich and slide in one of my patties.  On a griddle or large pan on low heat, butter the bread and cook both slices at the same time, with a slice of cheese on each side.  I start the grilled cheese right when the burger patty is done.  The meat has about 5 minutes to rest while the sandwich cooks.  Once assembled, you are about to have a culinary orgasmic experience.

 Pro tip?  Use sourdough bread.  I do!

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Great burgers and great beers!

If your looking for the Spotted Cow, I drank it all last night!  Awesome beer and yest another reason to visit Wisconsin. 

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