A hamburger is a sandwich consisting of a cooked meat patty on a bun or roll. You can order a hamburger, fries, and a shake at most fast food restaurants.

Hamburgers are traditionally made with ground beef and served with onions, tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup, and other garnishes. You can also make a hamburger with turkey or other kinds of meat — although rarely, if ever, is ham used in a hamburger. Hamburgers were originally called "hamburg steak," named for the German city of Hamburg, although no actual connection between the place and the food has ever been documented.

Definitions of hamburger

n a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients

beefburger, burger
a hamburger with melted cheese on it
Type of:
two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

n beef that has been ground

ground beef
Type of:
beef, boeuf
meat from an adult domestic bovine

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