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chili burger

A chili burger (also known as a chili size,[1] or simply size, stemming from “hamburger size” is a type of hamburger. It consists of a hamburger, with the patty topped with chili con carne. It is often served open-faced, and sometimes the chili is served alongside the burger rather than on top. The chili may be served alone, or with cheese, onions, or occasionally tomatoes as garnishes.

A chili burger is a type of hamburger. It consists of a hamburger, with the patty topped with chili con carne. It is often served open-faced, and sometimes the chili is served alongside the burger rather than on top. The chili may be served alone, or with cheese, onions, or occasionally tomatoes as garnishes. Wikipedia

Alternative names: Chili size, size
Created by: Likely Thomas “Ptomaine Tommy” DeForest, 1920s
Main ingredients: Hamburger patty, chili con carne
Region or state: originally Los Angeles.

Ingredients

  • 1 hamburger
  • 1 hamburger bun
  • 1 (15-ounce) can HORMEL® Chili
  • Cheese for topping (optional)

Directions on how to make Chili burger

Step 1

Grill your burger until no longer pink in the center, flipping once.

Step 2

Remove from grill & place in bun.

Step 3

Top your burger with tasty HORMEL® Chili.

Step 4

Add cheese quickly so it melts.

Step 5

Enjoy!

What is chili burger made of?

In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, Italian sausage, chili sauce, salt and pepper. Form 8 balls out of the meat, and flatten into patties. Grill patties for 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.

Why do they call it a chili size?

This dish is said to take its name from the “hamburger size” ladle that legendary Los Angeles chili parlor proprietor Ptomaine Tommy used decades ago to spoon chili over the open-face burgers he served.

Why are they called burgers?

Nagreen was 15 when he reportedly sold pork sandwiches at the 1885 Seymour Fair, made so customers could eat while walking. The Historical Society explains that Nagreen named the hamburger after the Hamburg steak with which local German immigrants were familiar.

Do you put pepper on burgers?

Two seasonings you should incorporate: salt and pepper. Avoid mixing these seasonings into the burger meat, however, since adding salt to ground beef prematurely can toughen it.

Who invented burgers?

Louis Lassen: According to legend, Lassen invented the burger in 1900 at his small restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut. He placed a beef patty between two slices of bread and added cheese and condiments, creating the first “hamburger sandwich.

 

 

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