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Old 03-02-2016, 03:08 PM
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...90/10 ground meat. Although it was labeled "premium grade" I could not believe that it was priced at $5.99/lb. I did not buy it.

I guess I will have to see Costco's or a different local grocery stores price..

How expensive is it in your area?
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Kroger fresh ground chuck 3.49lb in min. 3 pound packages.
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Food cost in general has gone through the roof the past 8yrs.
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beef is way up due to droughts out west and a few other factors.
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Nuts. We can get grass fed for that price at Trader Joes, and Bison at Lucky's for about a $1 more down here.

If you have a TJ's nearby, go check it out. Lots of good stuff for reasonable prices.
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I've got a small scale grass fed only no hormone farmer who I buy from for that price. The stuff tastes better. More like wild game than grocery store beef.
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Ethanol/corn it's not only bad for your boat
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Eh. 80/20 is better.
At least for burgers and meatloaf
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Ethanol/corn it's not only bad for your boat


Corn feed cows are crap. If you buy beef at your local supermarket, chances are it comes from cows that were fed corn. Though cows are ruminants by nature, designed to digest grass, the cattle industry has been using corn for decades to fatten up cattle. A grain-based diet, however, causes many health problems for cattle — and unhealthy cows mean unhealthy meat. Not only does meat from corn-fed cows carry the risk of pathogens such as E. coli, it is nutritionally inferior to meat from grass-fed cows

Meat from grass-fed cattle is lower in both overall fat and artery-clogging saturated fat.
Grass-fed meat is higher in healthy omega-3 fats. Meat from feedlot animals has been found to contain only 15-50 percent as much omega-3s as meat from grass-fed cattle.
Meat from grass-fed livestock is four times higher in vitamin E.
Grass-fed meat is higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a nutrient associated with lower cancer risk.
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Jim,
Consider buying a grinder. I haven't bought store bought burger in years. You can custom grind to whatever specifications you want. Buy cuts of meat marked down or on sale, grind 'em up, make into patties or 1 lb. chubs and toss in freezer. I like to buy marked down top sirloin at local IGA then grind in about a pound of fatty bacon to 4 pounds of beef. mmmm mmm good.
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Originally Posted by Graddy-fied View Post
I've got a small scale grass fed only no hormone farmer who I buy from for that price. The stuff tastes better. More like wild game than grocery store beef.
That's the problem with grass fed for me...I don't like it gamey. Maybe I'm just conditioned to corn fed but I much prefer it to grass fed. I don't doubt that grass fed is healthier but at my age, doubt it'll make much difference

Don't mean to derail thread.
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Food cost in general has gone through the roof the past 8yrs.
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beef is way up due to droughts out west and a few other factors.
yep, i was "hoping for some change" with the fuel prices lowering, but taking corn away from the food chain and adding it to fuel doesn't help prices either.
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
Eh. 80/20 is better.
At least for burgers and meatloaf
I agree, for my taste, 90/10 is too dry.
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I sell fresh ground chuck for $2.89 lb and 81/19 ground beef for $2.49....where the heck are yall shopping
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...90/10 ground meat. Although it was labeled "premium grade" I could not believe that it was priced at $5.99/lb. I did not buy it.

I guess I will have to see Costco's or a different local grocery stores price..

How expensive is it in your area?
I paid exactly the same yesterday for 90/10 in NC. I bought it, I wasn't about to spend my time shopping it for a $.90 savings.

But I hear ya on the price. Want to split a cow?
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...90/10 ground meat. Although it was labeled "premium grade" I could not believe that it was priced at $5.99/lb. I did not buy it.

I guess I will have to see Costco's or a different local grocery stores price..

How expensive is it in your area?
and BTW they don't grade beef as premium, that's just marketing from the store...its either select,choice,choice or better or prime.
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Food cost is crazy. We eat healthy which seems to cost more too.
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Food cost is crazy. We eat healthy which seems to cost more too.
winner winner...

my fiancé spends 3 times more than me on her healthy foods......I don't care, but im gonna eat whats been keeping me living this long....
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I buy a whole top round, cut some London Broil steaks, thin frying steaks, stew meat and ground beef. There is also a flank/flap steak that I use for shredded beef (ropa vieja). I use my KitchenAid meat grinder and the ground beef tastes like steak. Add some of the fat to the ground beef for hamburgers if you like…but I will mix in some pork or turkey instead.
$2.58/lb this week at Presidente Supermarkets in Miami.
http://presidentesupermarkets.com/we...motions/33161/
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Food is more expensive now, just like boats, cars, houses, you name it.

Yes to what bluffman says - select, choice, prime. Everything else is marketing. There are also tiers of prime and choice...If your butcher knows his stuff, he can tell you which tier of prime the beef in question is.

Also, there is a difference in the cow...I think dthat wagyu makes the best steaks. Kobe is the best wagyu but the Texas and Australian stuff is very good. The marbling of a great steak only matters when it's still a steak - once you grind it up for burgers, you lose what was special about the marbling in that piece of beef.

For ground beef, Wagyu is a complete waste of money and "prime" is too. Just stick with 80/20 whatever and know how to grill/cook a burger properly. As long as it's fresh and from a reputable butcher, you're good to go. Of course, you can spend big bucks for blends - like short rib and smoked or dry aged beef for your grind but that's another conversation.
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