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    90% lean ground beef

    I mainly eat chicken but I would like to switch it up. I always try to get the leanest ground beef I can which is usually 95% lean. But the cost when compared to the 90% lean ground beef is crazy. If I buy the 90% lean beef and cook it in a pan and drain the fat is it really that much worse than the 95% lean beef?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahbuddy289 View Post
    I mainly eat chicken but I would like to switch it up. I always try to get the leanest ground beef I can which is usually 95% lean. But the cost when compared to the 90% lean ground beef is crazy. If I buy the 90% lean beef and cook it in a pan and drain the fat is it really that much worse than the 95% lean beef?
    The meat itself will still have the fat.

    If it fits your macros go for it. But wouldn't be doing it a few times a week. Maybe 2 or 3 tops.

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    If you're going to drain off the grease then wash off the meat in a colander 95% is not worth the extra money.

    Just get 70% because after separating the fat it will have very similar macros to 95% and you will only lose about 2oz per pound after cooking.

    Ground Beef–What’s the Best Buy?

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    Wow good read thank you! I also was unaware draining the fat into the sink was bad for your plumbing lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    If you're going to drain off the grease then wash off the meat in a colander 95% is not worth the extra money.

    Just get 70% because after separating the fat it will have very similar macros to 95% and you will only lose about 2oz per pound after cooking.

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    Really? This is interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    Really? This is interesting
    I didn't eat beef for a long time.

    Started again over the summer and did a much of research.

    I remember hearing on America's Test Kitchen how the different grades of beef are crazy similar after separating the fat but I can't find the episode:/

    The link above is the closest comparison I could find between the different grades of ground beef.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahbuddy289 View Post
    I mainly eat chicken but I would like to switch it up. I always try to get the leanest ground beef I can which is usually 95% lean. But the cost when compared to the 90% lean ground beef is crazy. If I buy the 90% lean beef and cook it in a pan and drain the fat is it really that much worse than the 95% lean beef?
    I mean you need a decent amount of fat in ones diet.. can't eliminate it completely without it being negative I assume for ones health I.e good sat fat is good for natural test production. Try venicine if you want lean lean then. I know people,that compete in bodybuilding and when it's time to cut, fat is like 65-70% fat. It's a more efficient fuel source then carbs so I hear
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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post

    I didn't eat beef for a long time.

    Started again over the summer and did a much of research.

    I remember hearing on America's Test Kitchen how the different grades of beef are crazy similar after separating the fat but I can't find the episode:/

    The link above is the closest comparison I could find between the different grades of ground beef.
    Well I never really look into this type of beef.

    In my field dealing with top choice and prime beef .

    Keep u guys updated. If u ever go on date night and restaurants say they are serving a "PRIME CUT STEAK" only about 9% of the beef in America or maybe world not sure which....is actually prime. Most restaurant will lie and say it's prime.

    Actually had a restaurant ask to borrow beef from me. And I know they "serve" prime....and they know that cut I have isn't prime but they still wanted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    Well I never really look into this type of beef.

    In my field dealing with top choice and prime beef .

    Keep u guys updated. If u ever go on date night and restaurants say they are serving a "PRIME CUT STEAK" only about 9% of the beef in America or maybe world not sure which....is actually prime. Most restaurant will lie and say it's prime.

    Actually had a restaurant ask to borrow beef from me. And I know they "serve" prime....and they know that cut I have isn't prime but they still wanted it.
    Lol that doesn't surprise me at all.

    The majority of people have no clue when it comes to food.

    Not many would be able to tell the difference between fresh and frozen fish unless they grew up by the beach.

    There's a gastropub around the corner from my that just switched up their Fall menu. $22 for 8oz wagyu steak over roasted beats, it's amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post

    Lol that doesn't surprise me at all.

    The majority of people have no clue when it comes to food.

    Not many would be able to tell the difference between fresh and frozen fish unless they grew up by the beach.

    There's a gastropub around the corner from my that just switched up their Fall menu. $22 for 8oz wagyu steak over roasted beats, it's amazing!
    That's really cheap man.....what kind of cut was the wagu.

    We were doing 10oz snake river wagu (look it up) for 70$.

    Few years ago we were doing 4oz kobe sirloin for 85$....but this steak melted in your mouth.

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    It was a ribeye.

    My bad the price was actually $13, had a few cocktails lol.

    Those are high prices but you are in fine dining on the West coast.

    It costs me $60 for breakfast at Mel's dinner or Dennys in San Francisco.

    Not sure if you've been to Philly but fine or casual dining is much more affordable and the ratio of great to crappy restaurants is much higher than the West Coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    It was a ribeye.

    My bad the price was actually $13, had a few cocktails lol.

    Those are high prices but you are in fine dining on the West coast.

    It costs me $60 for breakfast at Mel's dinner or Dennys in San Francisco.

    Not sure if you've been to Philly but fine or casual dining is much more affordable and the ratio of great to crappy restaurants is much higher than the West Coast.

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    East coast sir....south Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    East coast sir....south Florida.
    Ooh my bad. I thought you were in Sonoma for some reason.

    I spent a few months in Tampa and Sarasota.

    Best mosquitoes I've ever had were from Selva, it's a Peruvian place on Main Street. They had an awesome ceviche menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post

    Ooh my bad. I thought you were in Sonoma for some reason.

    I spent a few months in Tampa and Sarasota.

    Best mosquitoes I've ever had were from Selva, it's a Peruvian place on Main Street. They had an awesome ceviche menu.
    Sarasota is home to the number one beach in America .

    Love me some ceviche lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    Sarasota is home to the number one beach in America.
    I have to agree with that, the sand there is like baby powder.

    Although South Beach has a lot of phat ass girls in thongs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post

    I have to agree with that, the sand there is like baby powder.

    Although South Beach has a lot of phat ass girls in thongs.
    Latinas

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    Good to see this thread staying on topic, LOL! Great info above about the beef. Not that is matters where I live!
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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere
    I didn't eat beef for a long time. Started again over the summer and did a much of research. I remember hearing on America's Test Kitchen how the different grades of beef are crazy similar after separating the fat but I can't find the episode:/ The link above is the closest comparison I could find between the different grades of ground beef.
    I have learned something new. Thanks a bunch, Numbere!

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    Just had some Elk tonight. Frikin awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Good to see this thread staying on topic, LOL! Great info above about the beef. Not that is matters where I live!
    It did stray a little....Sorry op

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    No worries sfla I had all my questions answered and then some! Lol

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