If there is a old butcher out there reading this post, I hope you can resolve a ground beef issue for me. It has been driving me nuts for 37 years.
When I was young and lived in NJ, every burger I bought at any restaurant or cooked it fresh myself at home was VERY TASTY, SWEET AND FULL OF GREASE. As I ate the burger, the sweet grease would come out and the meat itself tasted awesome. Hamburgers were great in those days.
For over 30 years now my husband and I can’t find a decent burger anywhere. They are all dry (even when cooked med/rare. No matter which restaurant we go to and no matter which cut of meat we buy… ground beef, chuck, sirloin, etc. the meat has NO FLAVOR and has no tasty grease at all.
Can you tell me why ground meat today taste and looks nothing like it used to years ago? All the meat today is tasteless and dry. Not a bit of grease comes out during cooking or eating.
There is nothing like a greasy burger.
I am hoping a butcher can tell me why this is. Could it be all the antibiotics they are giving the cows?
Thanks. I am eager to get a response. This has been boggling my mind for dozens of years. I don’t buy or make hamburgers anymore and they used to be my favorite meal. They are just plain tasteless today!