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Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? #4103991 05/22/16 11:42 PM
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I'm sure you guys will know. I have no clue. ???

Seems like ground beef is 80/20 and ground chuck is always 85/15 for some reason. shrug

And then there's another one called ground sirloin. shrug

Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4103992 05/22/16 11:49 PM
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You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.
Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4103996 05/23/16 12:14 AM
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It has to do with what cuts were ground...


Ground Chuck comes from the Chuck, ground round the round, ground sirloin, the sirloin, etc.

Ground beef, can be from any part of the beef, and is usually the leftovers after the more expensive cuts are...cut...


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Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4104024 05/23/16 02:37 AM
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Grinding cow and grinding the guy grinding the cow? Grinding different cut give different flavor from meat/fat ratios etc etc.
I prefer the face. The cheek meat is so good. People look at you funny in the urban areas when you are going up the driveway holding a severed head, even if it is just a cows head...


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Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4104060 05/23/16 05:28 AM
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The good tasting ground beef says 73% lean, 27% fat. It has the best flavor for making hamburgers period. It shrinks the most when you cook it though. There is less of it in the supermarkets due to more and more people eating out and I don't think the Giant Eagle super market chain even sells it. It's in demand by restaurants because of its flavor.


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Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: skyactiv] #4104067 05/23/16 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
The good tasting ground beef says 73% lean, 27% fat. It has the best flavor for making hamburgers period. It shrinks the most when you cook it though. There is less of it in the supermarkets due to more and more people eating out and I don't think the Giant Eagle super market chain even sells it. It's in demand by restaurants because of its flavor.


Winn Dixie was always good for the meat cuts. I usually got the 80/20 or the leanest meat patties they had, since that is still a lot of fat. It was very expensive, though.

Add on some seasoning just after it cooks to a red center, test with a fork to see if it is how you like it and, voila.

Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4104075 05/23/16 06:11 AM
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In any Publix store there is a wonderful product called market Ground beef.

Try it. It is terrific...


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Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: SteveSRT8] #4104089 05/23/16 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
In any Publix store there is a wonderful product called market Ground beef.

Try it. It is terrific...
I don't normally buy burger at Publix, but when I do, it's market ground beef.


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Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4104135 05/23/16 07:56 AM
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My local HEB sells ground Brisket patties. Oh man are they good done up on the grill.


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Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4104138 05/23/16 08:00 AM
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I avoid red meet but if at a BBQ and there is no chicken then maybe a burger. But never never a hot dog. We do not buy red meat. Do get ground turkey however.


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Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4104190 05/23/16 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
I'm sure you guys will know. I have no clue. ???

Seems like ground beef is 80/20 and ground chuck is always 85/15 for some reason. shrug

And then there's another one called ground sirloin. shrug
Chuck lost the bet.

Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4104281 05/23/16 11:08 AM
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I worked at a couple smaller meat departments in my Teen days.

Anything that was not made into a normal cut was ground beef. Normally we ground shanks into ground beef cause we could get them cheaper than anything else.
So it could be anything really unless its marked as a special grind, then only if they are honest.


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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
In any Publix store there is a wonderful product called market Ground beef.

Try it. It is terrific...

OP is in California, we don't have Publix.


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Re: Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4104849 05/24/16 12:02 AM
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MERKAVA_4 ,buy a grinder and grind chuck roasts. I buy basically anything on markdown, and grind my own. It tastes like meat when you cook it. We did ribeyes last weekend, had one extra. I ground it and cooked it to medium on the grill the next day. Best Burgers Ever.

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Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
In any Publix store there is a wonderful product called market Ground beef.

Try it. It is terrific...

OP is in California, we don't have Publix.


Wow, that stinks. Publix is an excellent store, at least in Florida...


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