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View Poll Results: Do you have your hamburger meat cooked.........
Rare with the blood flowing out of it. 2 6.25%
Medium rare. 8 25.00%
done. 14 43.75%
On fire 2 6.25%
Other cooking option. 6 18.75%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I have my hamburger cooked well-done. Almost on fire.



USDA: Most recalled beef has probably been eaten.

(CNN) -- Federal officials are trying to track down the 143 million pounds of beef recalled Sunday, but they say that most of it has probably been eaten.

USDA: Most recalled beef has probably been eaten - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/02/18/beef.recall/index.html - broken link)
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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You know, when I first saw this headline, I thought to myself, wow, they are recalling already eaten hamburger? Yuk. I don't think so!
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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"Blue", ie virtually raw. I couldn't vote as that wasn't an option. I actually hate it rare when it bleeds. I like my hamburger seared on the outside pretty much. Same with steak. I have had it that way since a child and have never had food poisoning once. ( well apart from a very overcooked chicken in Amsterdam least year!).

But then again I love steak tartare. One of my favourite dishes.

I hate beef which is overcooked, IMO it loses all its flavour and the texture is just horrible to me.

Also I find it could be almost any other meat and in fact I have had it on occasions when it was over-cooked and I was convinced it was lamb , rat, dog anything but beef...
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Medium. My burgers come from a mean cow that tried to gore me (females in some breeds do have horns). Every bite is tasty revenge.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Medium. My burgers come from a mean cow that tried to gore me (females in some breeds do have horns). Every bite is tasty revenge.
Thank you for the laugh ! I like the cut of your cloth !
They do say revenge is a dish best eaten cold, maybe we should change it to medium done ! You got the last laugh anyway.

I hope you weren't too badly hurt, seriously though. It sounds awful. I know people get killed every year by stampeding.

It's funny really, cows do look so placid and being vegetarian you think they would be immensely pacifist ! Maybe it was something the other cows said that put her in a foul mood ?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:31 AM
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Location: Lincoln, UK
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"Blue", ie virtually raw. I couldn't vote as that wasn't an option. I actually hate it rare when it bleeds. I like my hamburger seared on the outside pretty much. Same with steak. I have had it that way since a child and have never had food poisoning once. ( well apart from a very overcooked chicken in Amsterdam least year!).

But then again I love steak tartare. One of my favourite dishes.

I hate beef which is overcooked, IMO it loses all its flavour and the texture is just horrible to me.
You'd get on with my other half. "Still mooing please..."

I wouldn't want a burger rare or blue as I don't trust the contents, but good steak yes. Especially tuna steak. Sorry, going off-topic.

Burgers, burgers.... medium for me.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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I love my steaks bloody medium rare becaues the tenderness is always delicious. But rare hamburgers? Ick, who knows what's in that stuff?! No thanks, I'll take min crunchy please.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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I used to like my hamburgers to be dead, kill it twice for me please. Now I like it with just a touch of pink in the middle but I don't want to see red juice running out of it. It doesn't need to talk to me. HA!
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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You'd get on with my other half. "Still mooing please..."

I wouldn't want a burger rare or blue as I don't trust the contents, but good steak yes. Especially tuna steak. Sorry, going off-topic.

Burgers, burgers.... medium for me.
Mooing is about right ! Seriously though, I do appreciate the health concerns people have about it, I guess having been weaned on steak tartare and sushi, I kinda like my meat really, really rare !

I tend not to have hamburgers unless in a good restaurant and some of it is just trusting the quality of the meat and hygiene conditions too.

I have recently discovered the Gourmet Burger Kitchen company ( which is opening more and more chains in the UK apparently , have you got one in Lincoln ?) and they so far refuse to serve it blue to me ( their burgers are really very good actually) and will only go as far as medium rare.

They quoted the law to me so I quoted back that they were wrong . I even showed an email from my local authority health and safety chief executive proving that there is no law against it , those are just guidelines. They were dubious and I let them slide that one time.

Next time though I will push for blue. The taste is so much yummier !

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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If I could have it black & crispy down to the middle without it crumbling with ash in my mouth, I would.
I'm not a big fan of hamburger, but when the time comes I prefer blackened.
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