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08-25-2019 04:09 PM
Stoveman
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Originally Posted by Eddie_T View Post
A USDA that allows pink slime to be sold as beef is a USDA that belongs to someone other than the consumer.

Pink slime may be used in frozen beef products including hamburger patties and one of my standbys, chimichangos.

I suppose a product such as Bubba Burgers does not use it due to its particular labeling of 100% chuck, Angus, etc. That might be true at the chain grocer as well if you choose ground chuck or ground round.
If they do use pink slime, I am sure that it is 100% Angus slime!
08-25-2019 02:41 PM
Sailorsam I don't make burgers in quantity so I use a cheap plastic 'press', really just an indented plate and a flat piece that fits in.
great thread. lots of info.
08-25-2019 12:07 PM
Eddie_T A USDA that allows pink slime to be sold as beef is a USDA that belongs to someone other than the consumer.

Pink slime may be used in frozen beef products including hamburger patties and one of my standbys, chimichangos.

I suppose a product such as Bubba Burgers does not use it due to its particular labeling of 100% chuck, Angus, etc. That might be true at the chain grocer as well if you choose ground chuck or ground round.
08-25-2019 10:51 AM
Stoveman
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Originally Posted by IamZeke View Post
The problem with meat in those chubs is they are not locally made. So the packing house is free to use pink slime and they do.
I hate it when something oozes out of my burger and coagulates in a puddle on the side.
08-24-2019 04:37 PM
IamZeke The problem with meat in those chubs is they are not locally made. So the packing house is free to use pink slime and they do.
08-24-2019 02:55 PM
Stoveman
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Originally Posted by Eddie_T View Post

Slicing patties from a chilled chub would be a low mess way to prepare. I am a bit concerned that they could contain pink slime since they are probably not packed locally. I may check into that.
Exactly there is little to no contamination or mess.
There is no weighing,
There is no shaping.
It takes very little time.
And sliced patties seem to cook more consistently.
They lay flat and do not ball up as much when cooking.
Over working ground beef can cause too much density, and uneven density leading to uneven cooking and dry burgers.
08-24-2019 02:27 PM
Eddie_T My son tried the precooked frozen Angus burgers from Sam's Club and said they were good. Twelve patties for $14.78.

Slicing patties from a chilled chub would be a low mess way to prepare. I am a bit concerned that they could contain pink slime since they are probably not packed locally. I may check into that.
08-24-2019 01:52 PM
Stoveman Easy frozen beef patties.
Chill a chub/roll/tube of ground meat in a freezer, until it will slice cleanly.
Mark the serving size on the roll in millimeters, because it is easier to divide.
Slice and freeze in a single layer.
Bag the frozen slices in a freezer bag.
08-24-2019 12:22 PM
MattB4 Good question, what are the better hamburger presses that people would recommend. It looks like I may be going the route fairly soon.
08-24-2019 10:15 AM
Eddie_T What hamburger press is recommended for occasional use, metal or plastic?
08-24-2019 08:36 AM
Cornly2
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Originally Posted by MattB4 View Post

I had looked at the customer reviews for the steak, before including it in my order, on the sellers website and they were all glowing with how tender the meat was and that it was near as good as Filet Mignon. Either I got a bad batch or these people deluded themselves that because the beef was expensive, and all natural, it must be good. I have noticed this when people invest in buying certain things that to admit the purchase was less than they expected becomes a badge of shame. Instead they extol it. Never fully understood that. I guess it is a feeling that to admit to it would be the same as saying they made a mistake. People seem to hate that.
I does seem to be getting harder and harder to trust internet reviews anymore. Also, I agree with your point about people extolling the virtues of a product even though it clearly sucks.

My own Pop is like that. He'll research something for a bit then purchase. Once he gets the item, it could clearly not work as intended or just plain be junk. However he acts as though is the greatest thing since sliced bread. So yeah, I don't get it either.

I also think more and more reviews are paid writers putting out fake reviews. I don't know If I trust reviews at all anymore.


But, then there's your review here and frankly I trust your single review more than I would a hundred 5-star reviews. At least we know you're a real person...I think.
08-24-2019 06:52 AM
MattB4 I was able to grill up one of the Top Sirloins steaks from my order last evening between the rain storms. Major disappointment. Tough as all get out. Either they did not age the beef or the method of being only grass fed (regardless of it being "natural", "healthy", "free the Earth" kind of thing) makes for tough beef. The taste was good but I had trouble cutting it with a sharp steak knife. The rest of the steaks I will have to try tenderizing before grilling.

I had looked at the customer reviews for the steak, before including it in my order, on the sellers website and they were all glowing with how tender the meat was and that it was near as good as Filet Mignon. Either I got a bad batch or these people deluded themselves that because the beef was expensive, and all natural, it must be good. I have noticed this when people invest in buying certain things that to admit the purchase was less than they expected becomes a badge of shame. Instead they extol it. Never fully understood that. I guess it is a feeling that to admit to it would be the same as saying they made a mistake. People seem to hate that.

Good steak you can cut with a knife, great steak you can cut with your fork.

Oh well you never know sometimes you just have to hope and try.
08-22-2019 05:50 PM
goat daddy You guys are lucky you are not in California. You would get ranch dressing on your burger and fries. I picked up some burgers at the local market. They had lots of spices and other stuff in the. BBQ'd dry and nasty. I think 80% is good to BBQ everything else 90%. Just remember. you get what you pay for, or less.
08-22-2019 05:47 PM
viper tom Joing this a bit late, but the best frozen 1/4# burgers are available in COSTCO in plastic sleeve. Grill them at about 350 degrees from frozen. Turn when blood appears on surface, flip them over and cook anouther 1-2 minutes. Delicious.
08-22-2019 05:39 PM
IamZeke
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Originally Posted by MattB4 View Post
Agree, though shopping options are far less that you realize compared to the highly urban location that you live. Houston is a city of 2.3 million. The whole state of Arkansas has only 3 million and most of that is in specific locations.

ETA: As a illustrative account. Many years back, in the city my dad and I would do our shopping in, a fellow opened up a seafood and fish market. Before this there was virtually no fresh seafood in the area with the exception of catfish, shrimp and Atlantic salmon (farm raised). My dad was a big seafood fan (having grown up in the Puget Sound region seafood was plentiful and of good quality) and I enjoy some if it is of the best quality, so we bought from this market several times. After about a year we see the "Going out of business" signs so we ask the owner what was up. He told us that the cost of bringing in the fish and seafood and the amount of local customers willing to pay for the best quality meant that he could not make any profit. Since then it has only gotten worse locally to buy the best or even acceptable fish and seafood.
I have no doubt that my city access affords me advantages.

But I still use certain methods to squeeze the deals even more.

Chief is to use the internet to be ready to find and snatch the best local deals.

Online weekly ad flyers are ubiquitous now. It helps that the only initial investment is personal time.
08-22-2019 06:32 AM
MattB4
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Originally Posted by IamZeke View Post
$2 a patty is a bit steep, imo.

It's also a price that widens your fresh meat shopping options for DIY.

In any case, I said it all before. No sense in me belaboring it.
Agree, though shopping options are far less that you realize compared to the highly urban location that you live. Houston is a city of 2.3 million. The whole state of Arkansas has only 3 million and most of that is in specific locations.

ETA: As a illustrative account. Many years back, in the city my dad and I would do our shopping in, a fellow opened up a seafood and fish market. Before this there was virtually no fresh seafood in the area with the exception of catfish, shrimp and Atlantic salmon (farm raised). My dad was a big seafood fan (having grown up in the Puget Sound region seafood was plentiful and of good quality) and I enjoy some if it is of the best quality, so we bought from this market several times. After about a year we see the "Going out of business" signs so we ask the owner what was up. He told us that the cost of bringing in the fish and seafood and the amount of local customers willing to pay for the best quality meant that he could not make any profit. Since then it has only gotten worse locally to buy the best or even acceptable fish and seafood.
08-21-2019 10:32 PM
IamZeke $2 a patty is a bit steep, imo.

It's also a price that widens your fresh meat shopping options for DIY.

In any case, I said it all before. No sense in me belaboring it.
08-21-2019 09:23 PM
MattB4 I received my order this afternoon. Although the weather has been hot the last few days (over 100F with heat index) it arrived still frozen with only a small amount of thaw on some of the hamburger packages. The shipping box had dry ice as a method to maintain the freeze and a good amount was still intact when it arrived. I am including some pictures of the order below.

I had hoped to use my gas grill to cook a couple of the burgers but by the evening the heat had kicked up a thunder storm and rain downpour. So I used my George Foreman electric grill inside instead.

My impressions: After opening one of the the packs of four burgers I was able to separate the frozen patties using a butter knife. The wax paper was a bit difficult to peel off since it was partly frozen into the edges of the burgers. I cooked the patties for 5 minutes and they came out slightly pink inside and moist. The taste and flavor was quite good but I did encounter a couple of pieces of gristle. I would say they are much better overall than the ones I can get from Walmart or Aldis. However at a little more than $2/patty I am not entirely convinced if the better quality is worth the higher price. I have suffered no gastric distress from eating them about 4 hours ago now.

I will avoid including selfies of me fondling my meat.
08-20-2019 12:08 PM
Kalashnikov47
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Originally Posted by MattB4 View Post
Walmart sells them but they are 1/3 lb.
After cooking for 7-8 minutes they fit perfectly on a hamburger bun with just the right amount over the edges of the bun about an 1/8 of an inch. We will eat no other frozen hamburger...
08-20-2019 07:30 AM
MattB4
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Originally Posted by Kalashnikov47 View Post
Bubba Burgers of course, ... Not sure if you can buy them online but every place around here sells them minus places like Aldis
Walmart sells them but they are 1/3 lb.
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