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Ground beef being grabbed and smushed when ordering at the meat counter

MarleneDietrich | Jun 9, 201906:42 PM     20

I read somewhere that hamburgers will become more tough and chewy when you press the meat down too much when forming a patty...however it often gets smashed before you get home. When you are ordering from the meat counter it's all nice and fluffy.. until you order and the attendant grabs the meat and smashes it into a ball with their fist and wraps it up for you.

Does this compression actually make the burger more chewy? Mine often seem that way..but I'm also using grass-fed beef so that could contribute to the problem.

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