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Ground Beef: Are my taste buds getting too old, or does Ground Beef have little taste compared to apprx 20 years ago?

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Ground Beef: Are my taste buds getting too old, or does Ground Beef have little taste compared to apprx 20 years ago?

sylvan | Mar 6, 2013 09:48 PM

After all these years, I suddenly remembered having to skim fat off the ground beef when I made pasta sauce with it. Now, even with 20% fat it still has little taste. I've tried adding half with ground pork. I've had the butcher grind cuts of beef for me. I tried grass-fed beef.
The fat is gone from beef and therefore the meaty, beefy taste.
If you're old enough to remember how ground beef used to taste, what's your response?

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