Connecticut Hamburgers For Dogs

IMG_1132Did you know that Connecticut claims to be the birthplace for hamburgers in America? We didn’t! Brickle and Digby didn’t know either.  We had to tell them the story.

A place called Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut proudly claims to have made the first hamburger sandwich.

“One day in 1900, a gentleman hurriedly walked into Louis’ Lunch and told proprietor Louis Lassen he was in a rush and wanted something he could eat on the run. In an instant, Louis placed his own blend of ground steak trimmings between two slices of toast and sent the gentleman on his way. And so, the most recognizable American sandwich was born.”

So when we stopped in Connecticut on our Adventure Of A Lifetime, it was only natural that we choose our recipe for this state as the hamburger! Of course, you can make this recipe person-friendly too by adding some toppings of your choice.

Ingredients:

1 pound, lean ground beef

4 slices of bread (to make it dog-friendly, use gluten free bread or whole wheat)

Cheese of your choice

Olive oil

  1.  Form 2 patties
  2.  Brush bread with olive oil and toast in a skillet on medium heat or griddle until golden brown.  Set aside.
  3. Heat the pan or skillet and cook each patty for 4 minutes per side.  Add cheese on each patty after they have been turned.
  4.  Put in-between bread slices and let cool completely before serving to your dog.

For a person friendly version, it is acceptable to add lettuce, tomato and onion with mustard or ketchup.  That is it!

Disclaimer:  Also check with your dog’s veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s diet.  This is only meant as a treat and not a regular meal replacement.