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Cannibal sandwich

A raw meat sandwich very popular at Green Bay Packers games, cannibal sandwiches are a Midwest staple with roots in the German tradition and hold cultural significance in Wisconsin. Cannibal sandwiches, also known as 'tiger meat,' are a traditional holiday snack in Wisconsin. 


1 lb beef (raw ground beef, chuck, round or very lean steak)
2 egg
1 onion (finely chopped)
  seasoning (salt and pepper to taste)
8 sli bread


In a bowl, mix ground beef, chopped onion, and eggs. Season with salt an pepper.

Distribute over among slices of bread. Put another slice of bread on top. Ready!

Total time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


Garnish with thinly sliced onion or gherkins, if you wish.

Whole meal or rye bread can be a great base for this sandwich. 

Form hamburger style patties and shallow fry, if you like meat well cooked. Raw meat sandwiches like these are a unique part of Wisconsin's culinary heritage.


Eating raw beef in the form of cannibal sandwiches is a longstanding tradition in Wisconsin, especially during the holiday season.

The Wisconsin Department of Health warns about the risks of consuming raw meat.

Wisconsin cuisine

easy, meat
sandwiches, snack, lunch, light meal
Wisconsin food recipes
Food in USA


This recipe is similar to the filet Américain sandwich we found in Brussels and the Netherlands.