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Grass Fed Ground Beef

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 29, 2012 at 4:32 AM

That mantra goes, "If buying grass fed beef, fattier cuts are fine and recommended because of the healthier form of fat, but when buying grain-fed, go as lean as possible."

So when you guys buy grass-fed ground beef, where the actual percentage is clear, what percent lean do you buy?

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on March 01, 2012
at 05:08 AM

They process it with the purchase. They will package it according to your family size too, if requested.

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on February 29, 2012
at 04:10 PM

Do you get it processed with your purchase, or do you grind it yourself? I also have a tough time finding it at an economical price; the only place that carries it sells 1 lb frozen dry aged ground chuck for almost $6.00. Can't wait until I'm finished with my degree and start making enough to go fully paleo with my meats and veggies.

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on February 29, 2012
at 05:07 AM

I always get 85/15. But grass-fed is always much leaner than their grain-fed counterparts even if you get fatty cuts.

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on February 29, 2012
at 05:15 AM

I go for the 'lowest' grade possible, because it is cheaper and always has more fat (Yum).

Hamburger is approximately labelled in its name, too. Ground beef and ground hamburger may have no more than 30% fat according to the USDA. Ground hamburger may have fat added to the mix, where ground beef cannot. Ground chuck is 15-20% fat, and ground round is 10-15%. Ground sirloin is the leanest with 8-10% fat content.

I also buy the fattiest grain-fed meat as well, but that's me. I don't think lower fat is going to make up for its shortcomings.

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on February 29, 2012
at 11:19 AM

80/20, because that's what my butcher makes in bulk. I could get anything custom.

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Cdae4591275aa6ce4bb8a66817411b7b

on February 29, 2012
at 06:36 AM

Grass-fed ground beef is still uncommon around here, so there is not much choice available. One good way to get lots of it at a good price is to buy a quarter beef and put it in a small chest freezer to last for a few months. That includes plenty of hamburger.

9b0310b623f8ed289c9571ab3a58a142

(384)

on February 29, 2012
at 04:10 PM

Do you get it processed with your purchase, or do you grind it yourself? I also have a tough time finding it at an economical price; the only place that carries it sells 1 lb frozen dry aged ground chuck for almost $6.00. Can't wait until I'm finished with my degree and start making enough to go fully paleo with my meats and veggies.

Cdae4591275aa6ce4bb8a66817411b7b

(105)

on March 01, 2012
at 05:08 AM

They process it with the purchase. They will package it according to your family size too, if requested.

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