Bassahi Burgers | Horse Meat Recipe

An outdoor cookout (roast) of horse meat. 
"I'm so hungry, I could eat a... "

Let's talk about horse meat, a common staple of food in Japan (known as Bassahi) and many other countries. While it remains taboo in America, there's not really any rational reason not to eat horse. (Some cultures despise our eating rabbit and cow.) Even if you're disgusted by the idea, the plain fact, is you may have already consumed some. Annually more than 20,000 tons are imported into the U.S., some marketed delicacies to serve those accustomed to the meat, and many others who have a taste for exotic foods; but, some are imported by ways of fillers in sausage and other meat products that are labeled as beef or pork. Indeed, the next time you open a can of your favorite spaghetti sauce, you may be in fact ingesting horse:

Horse meat is commonly sold at grocer's in Japan.
NY TIMES - Berlin, July 23 1905 - The considerable increase in the prices of beef, mutton, and pork throughout the empire gives occasion to the trade organ of the German butchers to draw attention to the ever-increasing use of horseflesh as an article of diet. Horseflesh is more free from parasites than beef and pork, and richer in nutrient. It is only sentiment (says the trade journal) which leads so many persons to object to it. Horseflesh dealers are unable to execute all the orders which reach them.

In Berlin there are 200 slaughterhouses for horses, and in the suburbs fifty, employing about 1,000 men. The Berlin municipality intends shortly to provide a large central slaughter house. One of Hamburg's best known products is horseflesh sausages. The industry has already been in existence for fifty years. A considerable quantity of these sausages, it might be mentioned, are exported as beef sausages. Probably 6,000 horses are slaughtered every year in Hamburg for food. Not long ago in Berlin the owner of a certain restaurant invited about fifty of his friends to a banquet, at which dishes of beef and horseflesh were served, and only six of those present were able to distinguish between the roast beef and the roast horse.
Even better, based on Biology growth of Animals, horses produce muscle mass quicker making them a better choice than even cows for society and a good eat to boot. So all that leaves is the horse meat recipe, which is also quite delicious to make of any animal you can grind up in your kitchen:


A1  Style Bassahi Horse Burger Recipe
Ingredients:
Here in another country, horse meat is being prepared.
  • hamburger buns
  • ground horse meat (or beef, rabbit, or zebra)
  • sliced mushrooms
  • cheese (Swiss, Gruyere, or sharp cheddar) 
  • sliced onions
  •  butter 
  • A1 brand steak sauce
  •  lettuce 
  • tomato Slices
  • mayonnaise 
  • salt and pepper


Method:
  1. Sauté sliced onions and mushrooms with butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook horse patties till medium well and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt your favorite cheese on top.
  4. Top with mushrooms, lettuce and tomato.
  5. Add mayonnaise to the bun lid, and smother in A-1
Of course these are a hoot at your next neighborhood cook-out. Don't tell anyone what's in them till the rave reviews are in, then spring it on them that it's a delicious horse burger.

Horse, it's what's for dinner.

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