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Old 08-01-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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Burger Meat?

what kind of meat do u all use for your burgers??

i used to use ground sirloin with as little fat as i could find (i for some reason thought this was less risky in regards to mad cow disease, and chuncks of grizzle).

i have been *educated* that my precausions will not help in this area.

so, what kind of beef do u all buy, and what % of fat content do u find best?!?

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Old 08-01-2005, 12:07 PM   #2
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Chuck because it tastes better than sirloin, IMO. Usually 80-85% lean.

If you are worried about mad cow, you're better off grinding your own meat. Just buy a chunk of sirloin, chuck or whatever -- not on the bone -- and grind it in a food processor.
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:09 PM   #3
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Like Jenny, I get chuck. Usually 75-85%
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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Mad cow shmad cow, just don't eat the spinal column or the brains and you will be fine.

I buy lean beef and I can't tell you what % fat it is because it is 4H beef. I CAN tell you that it is so lean I frequently need to put some olive oil in the pan so the meat doesn't burn.

Depending on what I am using the ground meat for, sometimes I will add some ground pork to the mix for some flavour.
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:13 PM   #5
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well, as for BSE(mad-cow), you can take precautions by only buying beef that is labeled "grass fed"... these cows are fed a species appropriate vegetarian diet. grass fed beef is actually better for you because it contains much higher levels of omega-3, not to mention much higher levels of vitamins A and E. myself, i buy only grass-fed beef. for burgers, i like a higher fat content... i usually buy 85 or 90% lean for burgers, 95% lean for everything else.
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I've never seen the meat labelled "grass fed" at my local supermarket (northern NJ). Where would this be most commonly available?
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thanx for the info guys.

as for grass fed beef...do supermakets such as giant & safeway carry this? i dont recall seeing it anywhere.
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do supermakets such as giant & safeway carry this? i dont recall seeing it anywhere.
hmmm, i dont think so. we have safeway here and they sure dont carry it. i buy my meat from one of several local butchers, or from Whole Foods (health food store). Trader Joes is a good place to look if you have one of those, my Trader Joes carries two different kinds of grass fed beef.
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I've never seen the meat labelled "grass fed" at my local supermarket (northern NJ). Where would this be most commonly available?
Whole Foods, etc.

Maybe some high end supermarkets.
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:47 PM   #10
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how does this beef taste? is it just like normal, or does it "taste like chicken"??
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