Why are hamburgers called hamburgers?

#1 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

There is no ham in a hamburger, so why is it called a hamburger?

#2 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

It's more of a tradition kind of thing I guess. :P

#3 Posted by hazzard4123 (196 posts) -

So it's not offensive to cows. Pigs are dumb, so they don't care, IF cow's heard the term Beefburger, They would run like the wind to get away

#4 Posted by TLT21 (80 posts) -

Named after a city in germany named Hamburg

#5 Posted by Kevin (369 posts) -

Hamburger comes from hamburg steak.

#6 Posted by izzy (41 posts) -
#7 Posted by gamenut101 (103 posts) -

I could murder one right now!

#8 Posted by blu_magnet (258 posts) -

Every time i come to this forum i get hungry, DAMN THE HAMBURGER!!

#9 Posted by potzergaeren (50 posts) -

is it lunch time yet? damn, now i want to go to hamburg for a steak. i wonder if it's any good.

#10 Posted by swamplord666 (1763 posts) -

well specifically from the count of hamburg who thought of putting meat between two pieces of bread.

#11 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I was wondering the same thing.

#12 Posted by Schadenfreude (206 posts) -
izzy said:
"The word hamburger comes from Hamburg steak, which originated in the German city of Hamburg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger"
Quick explanation:

Originally, hamburger meant only a fresh cooked or broiled meatball, ground meat steak or patty of meat served warm. The secondary meaning, of a sandwich, patty in circular or square form between two bun halves came into being in America.
#13 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -

Interesting. Now I want a hamburger...

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