Sunday, February 04, 2007

A1 Steak Sauce

A1 Steak Sauce

The original steak sauce upon which A1 is based was created in 1824 by Henderson William Brand, chef to King George IV of the United Kingdom. It went into commercial production under the Brand & Co. label in 1831, and continued in production under this label after bankruptcy forced ownership of Brand & Co. to be transferred to W.H. Withall in 1850. It was renamed A1 in 1873, after a trademark dispute between creator Henderson William Brand and Dence and Mason, who had since since purchased Brand & Co. from Withall. It was then introduced to the US under the ownership of G.F. Heublein & Brothers.

Ownership of A1 passed to R.J. Reynolds in 1982, after it merged with Heublein & Brothers, and then in 1985 to Nabisco Brands, Inc. after it merged with Reynolds.

Nabisco was purchased by Philip Morris in 2000 who retains ownership, and US manufacturing of the product is currently being done by Kraft Foods, part of Philip Morris' holdings. Canadian manufacturing is done by Renée's Gourmet Foods Inc.


1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup A.1. Original Steak Sauce, divided
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup Thousand Island Dressing
6 hamburger buns, split, toasted

Preheat greased grill to medium heat. Mix meat, 2 Tbsp. of the steak sauce, onion and garlic. Shape into 6 patties. Mix dressing and remaining 3 Tbsp. steak sauce; set aside.

Grill patties 7 to 9 minutes on each side or until cooked through (160° F).

Spread bottom half of each bun with 1 Tbsp. of the dressing mixture; cover with burger and top of bun. For additional delicious flavor, enhance with lettuce, tomato and red onion!

Mmm-Mmm, now That's A1!!

A1 Steak Sauce

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