Serious Eats: Talk
good ground beef
I bought a one-pound packet of ground beef the other day, and took a closer look at the fine print while I was browning the beef for spaghettti sauce. It claimed that the beef was from "Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA." Huh?
Not to go all Michael Pollan, but I don't like the idea of vague meat from everywhere and nowhere. Once I knew that about my beef I thought that dinner tasted a little funky.
Is it normal for ground beef to be such a mishmash, or did I buy the cheap stuff by mistake? What would be a good kind of ground beef for tacos, meatloaf, etc? (not burgers.) Yes, local's best but in a supermarket how to you find that? At least now I know not to pick the globe-trotting cow, but what's better?