More on hamburg barbecue

Well, first of all, here was my good-quality barbecue from the Scrabble tournament earlier this month (which, by the way, I took second in my division at!):

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My previous posts on hamburg barbecue, at first, drew only the “correct” answer – which, is of course, “hamburg” and not hamburger… and certainly not Sloppy Joe. C’mon now.

But then, some other folks chimed in.

April doesn’t know any better. She’s from the Midwest. She wrote: “I have to say, it’s Sloppy Joe. That’s what us Missourian’s call it!”

We’ll forgive her. She isn’t from these parts. (AND she lives in Lancaster, so she doesn’t have to be a “Yorker”!)

Doug has no excuse; he lives here. But he says: “That’s not a hamburg barbecue, that’s a Sloppy Joe. Yum.”

And Jo, who had the right answer, brings up a good point: “For those who are adamant about the sandwich being called hamburg barbecue, how come supermarkets call it ground beef? Why isn’t the sandwich, therefore, called ground beef barbecue? Maybe it could be called ground beefecue.”

There you go, folks. Beefecue. Maybe we can start a new Yorkism.

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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One Response to More on hamburg barbecue

  1. Doug says:

    Well, I live south of York, and my dad is from Wisconsin. So I have at least a *small* excuse…it’s a case of nurture over nature.

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