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Old 02-09-2011, 12:35 PM   #21
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Burgers need a certain amount of fat for flavor and for texture. Most formulas call for a mix 80/20 or 85/15, lean meat to fat ratio. Interestingly, in Costa Rica where I live, beef is grass fed and is extremely lean. Mc Donalds buys local beef here but actually imports beef fat from from the US to mix into it to achieve a proper lean meat to fat ration. They use an 80/20 mix.
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