Skip to comments.Health officials warn against 'cannibal sandwich'
Posted on 12/08/2013 9:20:29 AM PST by rickmichaels
Residents in the upper U.S. Midwest should ditch their seasonal tradition of eating "cannibal sandwiches" made of raw ground beef, health officials warned, citing multiple outbreaks of foodborne illnesses since the 1970s and cases last year.
Gobbling up raw ground beef spread on sandwich bread or crackers with onions and other seasoning led to more than 50 cases of foodborne illness in 1972, 1978 and 1994 in Wisconsin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote in a report released this week.
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This upper midwest resident hasn’t heard of this tradition.
I don’t eat that kind of sandwich.... I just eat lean freshly ground beef right out of the package...
Don't be a cannibal!! Don't eat beef!
And vote Democrat, you sheeple!
Uhhh ... isn’t it better for you to cook the meat first?
If you never had a boiled cow tongue sandwich, sliced on rye bread with pickles and mustard, you don’t know what you’re missing. Yum yum.
Raw beef? Disgusting! I have to eat something to get even the thought of that taste out of my mouth.
(Pass me some sushi, please...)
I love raw beef.
ya know the French call it steak tartar. I just call it raw chopmeat.
I have had pickled cow tongue when I was a lad and I did not care for that so much.
“Residents in the upper U.S. Midwest should ditch their seasonal tradition of eating “cannibal sandwiches” made of raw ground beef, health officials warned, citing multiple outbreaks of foodborne illnesses since the 1970s and cases last year.”
Even cannibals cook their food.
My Polish granpap and his brother used to eat that. I remember my sisters and I snagging bits of the hamburger mixture out of the ice box. I wouldn’t think of it now!
OK, I’ll admit I’m from the upper mid west and I’ve had one more than once. It’s all in the mix.
Hm, might account for why I like my steaks and burgers rare.
“I had some of that sushi the other night...took it home, warmed it up - tasted just like fish!”
Desperately Seeking Susan.
Apparently there are 50 people who practice this tradition, and they only get sick every 6 to 14 years.
Now they have been exposed, there will probably be 50,000 sick in a few years, just on dare alone.
If the Sheeple eat Sheep, does that make them Cannibals?
It is a shame that food irradiation has not caught on because raw beef would be perfectly safe after being zapped with a two thousand Rads of gamma radiation.
Sounds like something you would order at In & Out Burger from the secret Menu.
Animal Style, Cannibal Style, same thing.
That is not bad odds.
Afternoon. Yup, that was a mandatory menu item in and around Pittsburgh when the mills were running! My dad and gramma often ate them and made them for me.
Big slice of onion n top too.
All things being equal, I now prefer my tuna & salmon raw rather than cooked.
Not a lot of illness, 1972, 1978, 1994. why did they only pick those years? Even just the three years its 16 or 17 cases per year.
I also refuse to eat sushi. Ever since that parasitology course in college ....
I wouldn't do it now. Ground beef just doesn't seem the same anymore anyhow. The whole idea is pretty nauseating to me.
I haven’t had that since I was very young. I am going to ask my mother to cook one next time I’m up her way. We enjoy eating weird food together, not sure why but we do.
It’s not really that weird, I knew a lot of Italian families in the Bronx NY that cooked it occasionally. To me it tastes like a softer version of pastrami if prepared correctly.
If there was a source of radiated raw beef, no problem.
Back in the old days Harvey’s restaurant in Union Station in Kansas City used to serve this. Or so I’ve been told.
Neither have I.
This wouldn’t happen if the Luddites got out of the way and allowed food irradiation.
Big in Sheboygan Co Wisconsin. Raw ground round, on rye bread with a slice of onion and salt and pepper. That and Brats, beer and chips. Nearly every single cook out I went to there had these things.
And how many I showed how to fry brats the proper way.
It’s kinda like the FDAs guidance on eggs. you have to cook them until the yolks are hard. I love eggs overeasy. I know people that drink a raw egg daily. Me thinks the FDA is a bunch of Chicken Littles.
Ha! Mr S just informed me that his uncle used to eat it too - and that wzs up in Canada! Actually, the town in which they lived had lots of steel mills.
I do recall it was very delicious, I need my mom to teach me. I wonder why she stopped making it? Probably because we’re the only ones who would eat it. Glad you reminded me of it. :)
when I filet Fluke (the fish...pronounced as it should be, not Sandra) I pick at the nice white leavings....
though I do bread and fry these filets...
now I wont eat raw cod. I have held fresh filets up to the light and watch the nematodes craw through the flesh.
That should tell ya something right there..... go ahead and eat 'em but don't eat 'em in Wisconsion..........
Cleaned it, boiled it. The skin on the tongue came right off so I dropped it into a dog dish. Our little dog did not give it a chance to get cold as she inhaled it!
I then cut up the tongue and feasted on sandwiches for several days as no one else would touch it.
I believe the “Corned Beef” you see on the shelves from Argentina and other SA nations is tongue. It has a particular flavor of tongue.
He didn’t grow up in Sudbury did he?
I have a feeling it was kind of a fad back in the 70’s. My brother is something of a foodie and he used to make steak tartar back then. Haven’t seen it in years.
my grandmother would try to feed me tongue sandwiches....
as a little kid, I might have taken one bite, but that was about it....
Years ago, when food products came from the USA, maybe.
But today we get a lot of our foodstuffs from countries that have no concept of hygiene or sanitation. Wasn't it just a few years ago that a bunch of Americans died from eating green onions from messyco that had been fertilized in human waste?
I'm leery about eating produce that's been picked over by your typical Walmart patron, much less something grown by some illiterate third worlder.
We have lots of Basque restaurants here and they all serve pickled tongue with dinner. I don’t care much for it but everyone else at the table always devours it. Went to a Christmas party last night at Luigi’s, an old basque place, and of course they served tongue.
Check out their menu
“Our little dog did not give it a chance to get cold as she inhaled it!”
Same with my dog. We would give him table scraps under the table while we were eating. He would pass ferocious gas, under the table. We all looked at each other and said it wasn’t me. Never did that again.
***made of raw ground beef, ***
The Journals of Lewis and Clark tells how they came upon a tribe that was starved. When one of the expedition killed a deer, the Indians ran several miles to the spot and tore the carcass to pieces and devoured it raw.
One Indian had a handful of intestines, one end in his mouth eating it down, the other hand was stripping out the contents on the inside.
Lewis and Clark preferred dog meat.
Compare that to all the vegetarians or (Heaven help us) vegans one knows or encounters.
Ninety-eight percent of them have a cough and sniffles or anemia or insomnia and/or just plain general repulsiveness.
Nice menu. My kind of place, thanks for posting.
Hamilton, Ont. It’s supposed to be a sister city to Pittsburgh. The steel mills are still in operation, last I heard.
Ah! The Snoid From Sheboygan!
Their favorite was buffalo hump. Couldn’t stand salmon.
Mahi-mahi sushi tastes exactly like extra-rare beef tenderloin.
Steak tartar is best from a clean piece of whole muscle, like tenderloin, that you grind yourself in an appliance you know is not contaminated.
The taste of both is clean and your body knows you are eating the best protein there is.
That said, I was a reluctant diner of both foods until I actually tried them.