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Created November 05, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I'm curious if any of you fine folks are consumers of ground beef. If so, does the fat % matter, or should it be lean. Also if any of you can guide me to some sites that have great recipes I'd appreciate it. I've found a few but that seem fairly limited. Thanks!!!!

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Thanks a lot guys. Tons of info out there and it's tough to wade through it all.

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on November 05, 2012
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Ground beef is awesome. Higher fat % version is fine. Some will poo poo on conventionally farmed beef because of the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, but the polyunsaturated fat content is so low that it's really a non-issue. On the other hand, conventionally raised beef does have more toxins/antibiotics/whatever that are primarily stored in fat tissue, so whether it's ground beef or steak, try to get pasture-raised when possible. If all you can get is conventionally raised beef, maybe go with leaner percents/cuts and cover them in butter or some other animal fat or coconut oil.

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on November 05, 2012
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Don't worry about the fat content of the beef as long as it's grass-fed and grass-finished. Fat isn't bad for you, so don't be afraid of it. Also, fattier beef just tastes better. I recommend getting your beef from a local source, if you can find it. If not, there are plenty of online sellers. I prefer La Cense or Costco's online GFB.

For Paleo recipes, I recommend the following:

In particular, check out the Paleo Spaghetti and Paleo Meat Loaf.

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on November 06, 2012
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us wellness meats sells an awesome 75% lean ground beef. i melts in your mouth. when i run out of that, i can find 85% lean at the grocery store. i like a higher fat content.

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on November 07, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Thanks a lot guys. Tons of info out there and it's tough to wade through it all.

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on November 06, 2012
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You know, I have no clue as to the fat content of my ground beef. When I get it from the butcher he adds fat back (which is pig fat) to the meat. I have no clue what the farmer adds. And if I grind it myself I just use whatever cut I have...

Check out thefoodee and chowstalker for recipes.

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on November 05, 2012
at 05:59 PM

If you can't afford grass fed beef, try putting in some leftover nitrate free organic bacon fat into the leanest hamburger you can find (impurities are stored in fat). Makes burgers, meatloaft and anything else taste wonderful!

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