We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The thought of a premade hamburger in a can is just disgusting for me. Bless my mom for always mixing the burgers by hand (as my wife does, too). Bless my dad for grilling them. The warm holidays at their house were usually built around grilled goodies.
I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't consist of "pure beef" even back then.
Looking at "beef burgers" sold here packaged most of them contain significant amounts of whey protein, soy, grains, chicken separator meat, and things like that.
All the cheap filler stuff you find in the freezer isle of the supermarket.
Those look like the hamburgers that they serve at my mother-in-law's assisted living center ;o) Having said that, my wife and I buy the frozen precooked hamburger patties that they sell at Costco. Just 5 minutes on the grill, or even in the microwave, and they are ready to go. And not bad at all.
Used to buy the Bubba Burgers frozen patties until they got to be more expensive than fresh hamburger. The frozen patties were more convenient than fresh hamburger and just as good. I wouldn't trust canned meat - my childhood was traumatized by Spam.
Ha. I just recently bought six cases of full sodium Spam at a Sam's Club...my local Costco only carries the low-sodium version which sucks. I loved when Mom fixed Spam for supper 60 years ago and still like it...no trauma.
I love Spam. It acquired a bad reputation I guess but it is awesome stuff. I can eat it raw with a fork right out of the can but I prefer it sliced thin and pan fried to a golden brown. It rivals bacon. By the way Spam is made from pork shoulder and pork ham, with no other scraps from the hog. It is as good as any cut of pork. I remember when I was a kid people claimed spam was made from all the hog scraps and pork snout was always mentioned, but that was pure fiction.
My Indian father in law would eat cold beans and cold spam or raw hot dogs when we would go fishing or hunting. I would kid him about that but he said he did it as a kid pre-WWII growing up on the reservation and it brought back good memories.