Questions tagged [ground-beef]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
236 views

Q: How long should Bolognese sauce be stored in the fridge? [duplicate]

We made a big batch of Bolognese sauce (ground beef, tomatoes, veggies) and are wondering if we should store part of it in the freezer and eat the other part over the next week. What is the optimal ...
user avatar
  • 113
0 votes
1 answer
737 views

What is this substance in my canned ground beef?

Do you know from pic what the yellow jelly like substance is on what seems to be the side surfaces of my corned beef(I can’t see it on the top or inner part)? The ingredients say: Cooked Beef, Beef, ...
user avatar
  • 3,757
1 vote
1 answer
223 views

Is Wagyu ground beef too beefy?

As a result of a promotional offer from a mail-order meat company, I receive 1lb of Wagyu ground beef each month. I have experimented with it in various dishes. It makes an excellent burger. Great ...
user avatar
26 votes
4 answers
7k views

Where do you want 90% lean beef?

The burger recipes I've found online called for rather fatty ground beef, like 80% or 73%. (Spruce eats: 15 - 20% fat), Smoked BBQ source: 15 - 20% fat, Taste of Home: 20 - 40% fat (sic!), Spoon ...
user avatar
  • 1,333
3 votes
2 answers
267 views

Can you make a burger from pepperoni?

I was just thinking and I love pepperoni. Could you make a whole burger out of pepperoni? I wonder what this would taste like? It wouldn't be cheap of course. It might be near to incorporate shredded ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

How to use frozen patties in recipes asking for ground beef like chili, meat sauce, and meatballs?

I have 40 pounds of decent quality beef patties (75/25) which came from the store as patties and I want to use it for something other than merely burgers. How can I take a frozen beef patty and turn ...
user avatar
17 votes
3 answers
7k views

Extremely hard layer after cooking the burger on the grill

It was the first time I tried making burgers at home. I did some research on the subject. I just put salt and pepper into the ground beef. Then I heated the iron grill well and applied a small amount ...
user avatar
  • 633
0 votes
4 answers
2k views

Utensils for stir frying ground beef

I stir fry a pound of ground beef on a stove-top pan (made of ceramic titanium) on a daily basis. That is my "cereal" meal. I use a spatula and a second one that looks like a large spoon (...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
144 views

Ground beef refrigeration

So the USDA lists that a person should consume ground beef if it's been in the fridge for 1-2 days. If we purchased the beef Tuesday afternoon (and today is Thursday) obviously it should be fine if ...
user avatar
  • 353
2 votes
3 answers
988 views

Tips for making lean ground beef patties tender?

I have to eat 93% lean beef as part of my diet. I am trying to find creative ways of cooking it because throwing it in the instapot with some tomato sauce is getting bland. I'd like to try making it ...
user avatar
9 votes
6 answers
4k views

How to fry ground beef so it is well-browned

I have been using a propane torch to brown up the ground beef at the end of frying it on the pan, but there must be better way that does not involve the torch; can it be done? Here's what I currently ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is this ground beef safe to eat?

A few days ago I purchased a pound of ground beef from the supermarket, it was already on clearance when purchased. Since then, the beef has turned grey all throughout, and has a slight scent to it. I ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

Frozen raw beef patties vs cooked refrigerated patties?

I love making burgers but it often ends up being very uneconomical since I can only get ground beef in 1kg+ amounts here and it often expires on the same day. Due to its short shelf life, I basically ...
user avatar
  • 369
7 votes
5 answers
21k views

Why is bolognese cooked for so long?

Most bolognese recipes advise to simmer the sauce for 4 hours, some even advise to simmer longer than that. Until I heard about that, I had a recipe, which was a total of maybe 45min of cooking, ...
user avatar
  • 1,461
8 votes
3 answers
1k views

Ground beef at home and food safety

Is there any benefits to grinding meat at home regarding safety? From my understanding, the reason a cut of meat can be cooked rare is that the outside ,which may be contaminated, gets cooked fully. ...
user avatar
  • 292
3 votes
1 answer
249 views

Is it possible to transfer E-O157 from simply touching something with contaminated hands?

Today I went to eat at a local hamburger chain with my family. It was the type of restaurant where you can clearly see the workers making and prepping the food. While observing them make our food, I ...
user avatar
  • 163
1 vote
1 answer
73 views

Can meat flavored tomato sauce be used without heating?

I saw similar questions but I can't comment as I'm new. Is there any tomato sauce with meat chunks? Can those be used without cooking?
user avatar
  • 113
4 votes
3 answers
6k views

Ground beef burger patties turn gray not brown

Every time I try to cook burgers or meatloaf, my ground beef just ends up turning gray/white, instead of normal charred dark brown. I cant understand why. I have tried buying lean ground beef and ...
user avatar
  • 141
86 votes
12 answers
82k views

Are rare burgers safe?

On a recent trip to France, I had a burger that was still pink in the middle. I know this is incredibly common in France (and it was delicious!) - but, as I understand it, it would never be allowed in ...
user avatar
  • 1,044
4 votes
1 answer
91 views

Can I use ground beef meatballs in stews like Boeuf Bourgogne?

"Marbled" stewing beef is hard to come by where I live, beef is either steak or ground beef. Steak is expensive whilst ground beef is not. It's a shame I have to choose between these two poles. I'd ...
user avatar
  • 597
9 votes
3 answers
6k views

Is the advantage of wagyu and other fine beef obliterated when formed into minced burger patty?

The best thing about wagyu and similar cuts is its fine marbling. I've recently seen a 'wagyu-beef-slider' on a menu at an upstanding and well respected establishment. Upon internal reflection of ...
user avatar
-2 votes
1 answer
1k views

How much fat can be removed after cooking medium ground beef into sauce?

I bought medium ground beef when I intended to buy lean beef. I don't want to consume that amount of fat. Suppose I fry the meat then add tomatoes (on the way to a Bolognese sauce), cool the result ...
user avatar
  • 617
0 votes
1 answer
14k views

frozen meat and pork kept in freezer for 4 years never opened [duplicate]

I recieved a freezer full of frozen meat is beef or pork is still good if frozen for 4 years. never unfrozen still in package from store
user avatar
  • 1
2 votes
3 answers
45k views

How long should I bake a hamburger meatloaf, and at what oven temperature?

I invented my own recipe for meatloaf: hamburger, bread, 1 egg, dried onion bits, Worcestershire sauce, a bit of ketchup. Put into the oven at 350 degrees F. Please advise the ideal oven temperature, ...
user avatar
  • 21
10 votes
4 answers
34k views

Is it safe to freeze ground beef one day before its expiration date?

I ended up buying some ground beef that was 50% off, I left it in the refrigerator one day, and now when I was cutting it into 500g (1.1 pound) pieces to freeze, I noticed that it was only one day to ...
user avatar
  • 203
2 votes
1 answer
5k views

Will 93% lean ground beef stick in a non-stick skillet without oil?

I often cook 85% lean ground beef in a non-stick pan. When I first started doing this, I always added some oil to the pan before I cooked it, but then I learned that the beef had enough fat on its ...
user avatar
14 votes
3 answers
6k views

What makes frozen burger patties bland?

This has confused me for a while: it's observable that a lot of all-beef burger patties from grocery stores and fast food joints taste dull compared to homemade ground beef, but is the key difference ...
user avatar
  • 503
0 votes
2 answers
19k views

Using frozen mince beef [duplicate]

I forgot to get my mince beef out of the freezer to cook tonight, so it's still frozen...Can I cook it straight from frozen or does it need to fully defrost?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
402 views

Reasons to sweeten ground beef macaroni casserole

A friend gave me a beef and macaroni casserole. It had an odd sweet taste, so I asked about the ingredients and seasoning. Turns out it included a half-cup of dark corn syrup[1]. I am wondering where ...
user avatar
  • 8,282
2 votes
2 answers
4k views

Is it a good idea to use cardamom in chili?

I am preparing a chili for a contest. The recipe calls for cardamom (along with chili powder and cumin). I have never cooked with it before. From my research, it seems this spice is used more commonly ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
83 views

what shall I do about this ground meat? [duplicate]

I left some ground meat in the refrigerator on a plate uncovered for 2 days, would it still be good to use it doesn't look like there is anything wrong with it? Answer asap please.
user avatar
  • 11
7 votes
3 answers
44k views

Dealing with frozen ground beef

Last night, I had a small disagreement with my mother. She asked me to cook beef tacos for dinner. However, upon getting to the kitchen, I saw that the ground beef I was going to use was not fully ...
user avatar
  • 405
4 votes
3 answers
30k views

What is the best way to store uncooked homemade beef patties?

I'm planning to grind my own beef patties, but I don't plan to use them until the next day, or perhaps the day after. What is the best way to store them until the day of? Would sticking them in the ...
user avatar
4 votes
3 answers
1k views

Use of ground beef in Chinese food

I rarely see ground beef used in many Chinese or American Chinese food recipes. Is there just a small number of uses for ground beef in the Chinese kitchen?
user avatar
  • 357
6 votes
6 answers
3k views

How to prevent meatballs from drying out when I substitute a lean meat?

The meat in question that I use would be ground turkey, though this could apply for any leaner ground meat used to replace beef. This would also be more for recipes such as turkey burgers and ...
user avatar
  • 1,000
0 votes
0 answers
101 views

Hamburger meat falling apart [duplicate]

I ran the meat through mincer once, formed burger approx. 3cm high, seasoned it, oiled from one side and put it in very heated pot and I put the lid on it. When I was turning it the other side down, ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
78 views

Refreeze Ground Beef [duplicate]

I have a 10 pound log of ground beef - I want to thaw it and make meat-loafs, meatballs, and hamburger patties - once made refreeze for future use - is this appropriate?
user avatar
  • 11
9 votes
4 answers
7k views

How to put the bacon IN the burger?

I want to make unique and hopefully really awesome bacon cheeseburgers tonight. If I had been thinking I would have purchased cuts of meat to grind myself, possibly with the cooked bacon, but what I ...
user avatar
  • 58k
13 votes
4 answers
381k views

Can I put raw ground beef in the crockpot when making chili?

When making chili in the crockpot, must the ground beef or turkey be precooked, or can I just throw everything in and cook it all day?
user avatar
  • 131
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

How to brown ground beef so it comes out uniform and not chunky?

How do you get even small pieces when you brown ground beef? It always seems to come out chunkier than I would like.
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

Olive oil vs almond oil for frying ground beef?

I need to fry some ground beef with some spices (black pepper, mustard seeds, cumin, cinnamon, salt, garlic, onion). I have olive oil and also almond oil. What are the relative strengths and ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
21k views

Ground beef smells slightly sweet?

I opened up a package of ground beef today that I had bought the day before from a reputable grocery store. I left it out about an hour to warm up a little. It was grass-fed, which I don't normally ...
user avatar
  • 421
4 votes
2 answers
33k views

Black Spot on Ground Beef?

So I bought some Lean Organic Ground Beef about a week ago, went straight into the Freezer. Used 3/4 of it for Hamburger helper, cooked all the way through...smelled fine and looked fine. However I ...
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
30k views

Minced beef or lamb clumping - how to stop it

I've noticed that sometimes, I'll cook mince and providing I stir and chop the meat, it doesn't clump, but sometimes it does clump and I can't seem to work out any kind of pattern for when it does ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Conservation of ground beef

We planned to eat hamburgers tonight, so I bought 1.5 Kg of fresh ground beef at my store, at 3 PM. But then, we decided to postpone that to tomorrow night. Ground beef can be kept for at most 24 ...
user avatar
  • 123
3 votes
2 answers
13k views

Cooking minced/ground beef with a jar of sauce

Backstory: I've never really lived independently before (even during college) and I've never really had to fend for myself much, so please forgive this elementary cooking question. I have about 1kg ...
user avatar
  • 289
7 votes
4 answers
211k views

How long will ground beef stay good after being frozen?

How long will beef be good after being frozen? My boyfriend has ground beef in the freezer that has been there for almost a year. Is it still safe to cook?
user avatar
  • 907
4 votes
8 answers
51k views

What meat should be used for Bolognese?

Bolognese sauce is a recipe that has earned my disrespect, despite me always keeping a pound of supermarket ground beef in the freezer ready to make it. You see, I use it as a fall-back recipe for ...
user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
117k views

How can I tell when ground beef is fully cooked?

So, how do you know that the ground beef is fully cooked when you are stir frying it on a sauce pan ?
user avatar
  • 51
5 votes
3 answers
10k views

Are meatballs different from Hamburgers other than in terms of size?

The recipes in for meatballs and hamburgers have their variations, but a lot of overlap. Many look almost the same. Other than the cooking method and size, is there a fundamental difference that sets ...
user avatar
  • 807