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What to Know About Ground Beef

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August 11, 2023


Ground beef is a staple for family dinners at our house. It's an easy main ingredient for tacos, pasta sauce, chili, casseroles - and of course, hamburgers.

Not all ground beef is the same, however. Here's what you need to know about ground beef from Colvin Ranch.

The Source

Our ground beef is made from primal cuts and trimmings, and has no additives. Most importantly, each package of ground beef is sourced from a single animal, and not processed from multiple animals or sources, so you know exactly where your ground beef has come from. 

Fat Content

Our beef is all grass-fed and grass-finished, so it tends to be a little more lean. Because of the natural variation from animal to animal, the fat content of our ground beef typically ranges from 15-20%.

How To Defrost

After packaging at the butcher, our ground beef is flash-frozen to maintain the best quality. To safely defrost a pound of ground beef, put it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. 

To defrost more quickly, use the cold water method. Make sure your ground beef is in a leak-proof plastic bag. You can submerge the bag in cold tap water, and change the water every 30 minutes until the meat thaws. This should take about an hour.

Or, if you're like me and you forgot to plan ahead, you can also defrost frozen ground beef in the microwave. Just be sure to cook it right away. 

Ground Beef Options

We offer ground beef by the package, as hamburger patties, or in bulk. Coming soon: we will have a limited supply of Butcher's Blend Burgers available. These premium hamburger patties are made from chuck, sirloin, and round steak. At 1/3 pound each, they're perfect for grilling. 

Ground Beef

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