The humble hamburger has a long and storied history. Its origins can be traced back to medieval Germany, where a dish called "Hamburg steak" was popular among the upper classes. The steak was minced and then formed into a patty, which was fried or grilled. This Hamburg steak eventually made its way to the New World, where it became a staple of American cuisine. Over time, the dish evolved, and various toppings and condiments were added. Today, hamburger is a global phenomenon, enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether you enjoy your burgers with ketchup or mustard, there's no denying that this humble sandwich is one of the most popular and enduring dishes in the world.

The BBQ classic that birthed an industry. Keep scrolling down to learn how a simple bit of beef stayed on the grind to become an iconic American classic.

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WHAT'S THE DEAL: HAMBURGER HISTORY Hamburger History CRACKED.CO COM As we enter the heat (no pun intended) of barbecue season, many grill-goers, tipsy off 2 and a half white claws, might wonder just where the sandwiched beef patty they're holding came from.

WHAT'S THE DEAL: HAMBURGER HISTORY The O.B. (Original Burger) CRACKED.CON First off, let's lay down some ground (beef) rules: we're looking for something directly traceable to the modern burg, not the first person to slap some beef around.

WHAT'S THE DEAL: HAMBURGER HISTORY Laying The Ground Work No12 ENTERPRISE De TINNED and MEATCHDPRES CRACKED.COM Spurred on by the popularization of home meat grinders, by the 1890s, we can find menus across the nation offering hamburg-style steaks. Though they'd made the jump to popular food, they'd yet to make the jump off the plate to the bun.

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WHAT'S THE DEAL: HAMBURGER HISTORY A Knight Clad In White The Castle 5 White Castle 5 When HAMBURGERS WEDDING RINGS In 1926, atop a gleaming, steaming steed, entered: White Castle. The stores emphasized cleanliness, and ground their meat on the premises, assuaging burger-lover's fears. Yes, there was a time where White Castle was famous for being clean.

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