Hagerstown Maryland has 1 dish with it’s unique name and way to prepare. Everywhere else people call them Sloppy Joe or Beef Barbecue. Hagerstown’s Steamers are similar but different. What makes them uniquely different is that they have less stuff in them and a different texture. The secret to a great Steamer is to soak the ground beef in water until it is as fine as possible. You can’t have a good steamer if there are clumps in the ground beef.
Ingredients2 lb of ground beef 1 medium onion 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon pepper 1/2 cup of ketchup Directions: In pot soak ground beef for approximately 15 minutes until completly fine and no clumps. In colander drain beef as thououghly as possible. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, and ketchup. Mix well and simmer until thick and all the water has cooked out. Serve on hamburger roll. Steamers are great with cheese, chopped onions, and mustard on them.