Ever heard of a ‘cannibal sandwich’? Apparently it’s a tradition in Wisconsin. I’ve lived in Chicagoland all my life and I’ve never heard of this. And frankly, I could do without ever trying it. And local health officials are warning against it, so they’re on my side.
Also called a “tiger meat” sandwich, it consists of raw beef (not tiger) garnished with salt, pepper, and raw onions served on rye bread.
That might sound gross to you — it sure does to me — but I guess it’s a holiday tradition for hundreds of Wisonsinites. Enough that the Wisconsin Health Department issued a warning that eating raw meat can lead to salmonella, e. coli, or other bacteria-related illnesses. The USDA says ground beef should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F.
I like my beef a little pink, but you can keep the clear red stuff. Tigers can have my share of that.