A story today discusses the recall of 2,500 pounds of ground beef by a Watertown meat company.
Glenn's Market and Catering says it's a voluntary recall of Fresh Ground Round, Fresh Ground Chuck and Fresh Ground Beef from the morning grind of December 22, 2012 - January 4, 2013, of the Retail Meat Case for possible E-coli 0157:H7 contamination.
What I find interesting is on Glenn's website, it mentions a reminder about something called "Tiger Meat".
I was right in assuming that Tiger Meat wasn't meat from a tiger. But I had to lookup what consisted of Tiger Meat. If you don't know, it's a mixture of raw beef, raw egg, onion, salt, pepper and other seasonings. Preparation is mixing all those ingredients together and serving them on crackers.
It is closely related to steak tartare, and is common in Midwestern states with significant German populations, such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Fellow WTAQ'er Matt Z tells me that a tradition in his family is something called a "Cannibal Sandwich". It's similar, in that it involves raw ground meat, served with slices of red onion, salt and pepper on dark rye bread and cut into quarters.
I don't know that I would imbibe in these ventures, although I have had steak tartare and it wasn't bad. I'm just not ready to make that a tradition.