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Which do you buy: Ground Chuck or Ground Round??

Started 1334868308.18 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1335116957.623 by LuckyCharms

Ground chuck on sale. :) :)

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depglass1334870292.2524401 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

Ground round because it has way less fat, at least in our store. My neighbor swears by ground chuck for burgers, though.

caligrl1334870461.039049 PostsRegistered 7/17/2008

Neither...but I heard ground chuck tastes better but I wouldn't know ;-)

rondell1334870729.4813373 PostsRegistered 12/17/2009USA

I buy chuck roast to grind at home. I prefer it to round. I like the taste better, and it seems to be more tender. HTH

Chuckr1334871637.5771162 PostsRegistered 1/2/2008Denver area

Around here, supermarkets sell chubs labeled

73%, 80%, and 93%.

No mention of chuck, round, sirloin, etc, just "beef".

(I assume hoofs, ears and pink slime...) {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

StylishLady1334872100.3174167 PostsRegistered 11/25/2009Florida

DH does the grocery shopping. He usually buys the 93%, lowest fat content. Works for us.

KYToby1334874635.7971595 PostsRegistered 2/19/2012

I usually grind my own Chuck is tastier; round has less fat and a liver taste.

Pixie Jo1334874908.433511 PostsRegistered 7/4/2009

I stick with ground sirloin.

Pixie Jo

DebbieDD1334874990.5278109 PostsRegistered 10/18/2004
I grind my own chuck as well. It is a much more flavorful piece of meat.

Talidog1334875105.723763 PostsRegistered 8/9/2007Heart of Dixie

Which ever is cheaper and on sale...meat prices have skyrocketed. K

War Eagle!

di-mc1334875946.947567 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world

I don't buy ground meat anymore, I prefer to buy a cut like a chuck or round and then grind it myself.

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CalmInTheH­eart1334876307.3777612 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007
<h1> Which do you buy: Ground Chuck or Ground Round??</h1>

Whichever costs less. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Peace

Rap21334876460.7213235 PostsRegistered 5/24/2006

In the stores I shop at, it's labeled by the percentage of lean meat: 80%, 85%, 93%, 96%.

I buy 93%. Then 96% lean if I can find it.

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circles1334876538.27317877 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

Ground Round....

googleme1334876781.9932830 PostsRegistered 3/20/2012

Ground Sirloin if it's on sale.

Ground Round otherwise.

kidznpupz1334877446.64559 PostsRegistered 9/5/2005

I buy ground round or the 93% lean ground beef. It's much better for you. Ground chuck is way too fatty, HTH

4uthebest1334878864.3873527 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009

neither, I grind my own in the food processor or kitchenaid.

sunshine451334904916.3642856 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

it really depends on what i am making.... some things just require ground chuck/73 percent.

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Cardamom1334916880.0736992 PostsRegistered 6/24/2006

I grind my own. I use half sirloin, half chuck as recommended by Bobby Flay.

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wismiss1334918716.5672482 PostsRegistered 6/18/2008Central Illinois

Depends on what I am cooking. For a casserole -- ground round so it's not greasy. For burgers over the grill--ground chuck, for flavor and grease grills out. For chili--ground sirloin, coarse grind.

I'm surprised by how many of you grind your own. Is there an attachment to the Kitchen Aid mixer that does this? It sounds so much fresher to do it yourself.



Cardamom1334920351.986992 PostsRegistered 6/24/2006
Yes wismiss there is a KA grinder attachment. That is what I use. Last edited on 4/20/2012

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SUZYQUE1334920557.1931524 PostsRegistered 12/29/2011

I like to use ground chuck for grilled hamburgers as I think a little fat makes them more flavorful. for most everything else I like ground round. Since the Pink Slime thing, we have been grinding our own.

Desertdi1334922705.60716356 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun

whatever is on sale (I don't buy any meat very often)

robomo1334923034.039451 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

Ground chuck has way more flavor. Just drain the fat off as it's browning.

WoW1334923319.4471526 PostsRegistered 12/27/2011

Depends on what I'm cooking.

Hamburgers: ground BEEF - anything leaner is yuk

Meatloaf: whatever is on SALE, plus for every LB of beef I add 1/3 LB ground pork.

Chili: whatever is on SALE

millieshops1334924858.42315518 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

I buy beef very infrequently nowadays, but when I used to use more, I bought chuck for burgers I grilled, but I would buy leaner cuts for anything heading for a casserole or stovetop dish.

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