Antedating of "Hamburger Steak"

Sam Clements sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Jan 4 04:20:21 UTC 2004

Put it on a bun and you have today's "hamburger."

From: "Fred Shapiro" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU

 hamburger steak (OED 1889)
 1876 _Hagerstown_ (Md.) _Herald and Torch Light_ 23 Feb. 1
 (  Sometimes we have what the Germans call
_Hamburger_ steak, that is the meat chopped fine like sausage, flavored
delicately with onions, and broiled rapidly.

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