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Meat from a cow one year old or older, but generally 18 to 24 months. In the U.S. the USDA grades beef according to proportion of beef to bone, beef to fat and quality. In order of best to worst the grades of beef stamped on the meat in harmless purple vegetable dye are: Prime, Choice, Select, Standard, Commercial, Utility, Cutter and Canner.


Season: available year-round

How to store: Unless the meat will be cooked within 6 hours, remove it from the plastic packaging, and store in the coldest part of the refrigerator loosely wrapped in waxed paper, to keep the surface dry and allow air flow, which prevents bacterial growth. Ground beef will keep for 2 days this way, or 3 months in the freezer; solid cuts for 3 days or 6 months in the freezer.

How to prepare: boil, braise, grill, marinade, pot-roast, roast, spit-roast, stew

Matches well with: basil, beer, Burgundy, carrots, chiles, corn, horseradish, mushrooms, mustard, onions, orange, parsley, pepper, potatoes, shallots, soy, vinegar, wine

Substitutions: 1 lb ground beef = 1 lb ground pork = 1 lb ground veal = 1 lb ground lamb = 1 lb ground turkey = 1 lb ground chicken

More Beef Recipes
Popular Beef Recipes
Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs
P. F. Chang's Mongolian Beef
The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 oz
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 761
Calories from Fat 720 (94%)
Total Fat 80.1g 123%
Saturated Fat 33.3g 166%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 9.3g 18%

How is this calculated?