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Old 05-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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Ground Round

I found a butcher that has really good prices on fresh meat. And me and DH were gonna buy a package from them that is $99.00. One of the meats the package comes with is Ground Round (xtra lean meat) i've never cooked with ground round before, I've always used Ground Beef or Chuck. Is there a big difference between the three. If I get ground round will the meals that I would normally cook with ground beef or chuck taste a lot different?!

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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The taste should be pretty much the same as any other lean ground beef. Some folks prefer ground chuck because it has a little more fat. With ground beef, you don't know which cuts are included.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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It should cook up and taste about the same. The one thing you may notice when making hamburgers is they may be "drier" and not as juicy as with ground chuck because of the lower fat percentage. You may find you want to cook plain hamburgers a little less than usual to retain what little fat is in there. In most recipes you shouldn't notice a difference.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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This should help clear things up!

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Old 05-15-2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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The Ground Round is also a burger restaurant chain throughout the midwest. Not bad, midpriced. They use a lot of, um, ground round.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #7
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The Ground Round is also a burger restaurant chain throughout the midwest. Not bad, midpriced. They use a lot of, um, ground round.
There used to be Ground Rounds around here too. There was one in my town. No there are none in MA. The closest are in ME and NY.
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There used to be Ground Rounds around here too. There was one in my town. No there are none in MA. The closest are in ME and NY.
I think I saw some in TN and MN. The last one I ate at was many moons ago in WI, it was a regular hangout.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:36 AM   #9
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ground round restaurants are defunct here as well.

i wonder what kind of meat they used, or was the round a reflection on the shape of regular customers.


you should ask your butcher ehat approximate ratio of fat to lean is in each type of ground meat. all the grinds you've mentioned can vary but upwards of 20% of fat on average.
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ground round restaurants are defunct here as well.

i wonder what kind of meat they used, or was the round a reflection on the shape of regular customers.


you should ask your butcher ehat approximate ratio of fat to lean is in each type of ground meat. all the grinds you've mentioned can vary but upwards of 20% of fat on average.
Round of beef is quite dry so you need to be careful when cooking it that you don't enhance the dryness.
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