Hamburger recipes, or ground beef or meat as it is termed is a very high protein food that contains all of the essential amino acids and in most cases is a good source of vitamins and minerals as a food we eat.
There are plenty of recipes around the globe and the United States is not the only country that eats hamburger.
While we Americans adore this meat in it's current form and using it as a main entree, we are not alone in this world as many countries use ground beef (or a variation of ground meat) for meatballs, meatloaf recipes as well as the protein in tomato sauces and of course an Italian and Greek favorite, Pizza!
The American diet is loaded with this meat. Just about every fast-food uses ground beef which is why you will find more recipes that use this meat.
So where was hamburger created? Records show that ground beef was termed in the town of Hamburg, Germany.
In the United States, ground beef came to being as the first fast food.
Thousands of burger joints cook up ground beef and change the amounts and types of meat to make their burger unique.
Did you know that not all beef is the same? The USDA grades beef as Prime, Choice, Select, Standard, Commercial, Utility, Cutter and Canner. And, beef from cows is not considered Prime.
However, we are usually only concerned with Prime, Choice and Select.
Prime Beef– Prime beef is produced from young, well-fed beef cattle. And yes, you will normally find these type cattle in the midwest.
Prime beef meat has abundant marbling (the amount of fat interspersed with lean meat) and is generally sold in restaurants and hotels but you can also find these cuts in your local market.
Choice Beef– Choice beef is high quality but has less marbling than Prime and you can also find this grade in your local market.
Select Beef– Select beef is very uniform in quality and normally leaner than the higher grades.
Select Beef is fairly tender, but because it has less marbling, it may lack some of the juice and taste of the higher grades which, of course, more expensive.
But do we really care? You bet we do! Taste is everything. But did you know that you can get a tougher piece of beef and make it tender? Search the web and you can find out how.
However, the United States does its best to ensure the foods we consume are the best, although I have my doubts about GMO type foods and this is a topic for another time.
You will find pasta dishes on the shelves of the market that do not include the meat but by design require you to add hamburger to it.
Easy-Everyday-Cooking-Recipes.net does not use the box meals but instead gives you a variation of the theme with very little added salt.
So enjoy these easy to make hamburger recipes knowing that hamburger can be many different cuts of beef ground to make other types of entrees or appetizers or side dishes or, for main meals.