A1 is a steak sauce and condiment for use with meat or game dishes.
It was developed in the United Kingdom as a brand in the year 1831 and was later introduced to the United States by G.F. Heublein and (&) Bros., and was officially registered as a trademark in North America in 1895.
The original steak sauce upon which A1 is based was created in 1824 by Henderson William Brand, a chef to King George IV of the United Kingdom. Legend has it that the king declared it "A1" and the name was born. It went into commercial production under the Brand & Co. label in 1831, and continued 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 & Mason, who had since purchased Brand & Co. from Withall. It was then introduced to the United States in 1895 under the ownership of G.F. Heublein & Brothers. In 1931, A1 was introduced to Canada.
Heublein was acquired by R. J. Reynolds in 1982, which merged with Nabisco in 1985 to form RJR Nabisco. In 1999, Kraft Foods acquired Nabisco, including the A1 brand.
In 2000, the A1 line of marinades was launched, representing the first expansion of the trademark.
Rock musician and singer Meat Loaf has appeared in a TV commercial for the product, to promote its new slogan: "A1 - Makes beef sing." In the commercial, the slogan is "Makes Meat Loaf sing," and he sings a very small excerpt from his hit "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"
Slice leftover meatloaf and eat in sandwiches with mayo.
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1 pound ground pork sausage
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (10 oz) bottle steak sauce
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In bowl, mix all meatloaf ingredients well, place in 13x9 baking dish, shape into a loaf.
Topping, mix ingredients for topping and spread on loaf. Bake 1 hour. Enjoy!
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