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Or Hamburg steak, also known as beefburger. A flat cake made from ground (minced) beef, seasoned with salt, pepper, and herbs, and bound with egg and flour. Commercial beefburgers are usually 80–100% meat, but must by law (in the UK) contain 52% lean meat, of which 80% must be beef. Cereal, cereal fibre, or bean fibre may be added as filler or ‘meat extender’.

A 100‐g portion (4 oz raw weight) is a rich source of protein, vitamin B12, niacin, copper, and iron; a good source of zinc; a source of vitamins B2 and B6; contains 900 mg of sodium and 17 g of fat, of which half is saturated and half mono-unsaturated; supplies 260 kcal (1 100 kJ).

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Medicine and Health.


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