Start with 1 lb (500g) of ground beef. Ground beef is nutritious and an excellent source of protein, zinc and vitamin B12 and a good source of ready-to-use iron.
There are lots of ground beef options from which to choose. This handy guide will help you bring home the best ground beef for the meal that you‘re making.
EXTRA LEAN (10% maximum fat). Use in flavour-packed recipes that you don’t drain after cooking. Use in meat loaf, cabbage rolls or stuffed peppers.
LEAN (17% maximum fat). Canada‘s No.1 grind is a good all-purpose grind.
MEDIUM (23% maximum fat). Use in recipes where fat drains off while cooking, such as burgers and meatballs, or drain the pan-fried meat.
REGULAR (30% maximum fat). Brown and drain before adding other ingredients. Use in pasta sauce, casseroles or tacos.
All ground beef comes designated as Extra Lean, Lean, Medium or Regular,
based on the maximum fat content. This designation is the same for all ground meats:
beef, turkey, veal, chicken, pork and lamb.
Have you tried “Steak Experience” Ground Beef? Look for the names Sirloin, Chuck and Round on packages of ground beef. These names indicate that the ground beef is made from a single cut, not a mix. Ground Sirloin tastes like Sirloin Steak for example – it’s ground beef gone gourmet – ground beef with cachet!