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Where to buy chili beef in NOVA

Suburban Chowhound Feb 18, 2008 04:37 PM

Hi there - we are looking to buy thick grind beef to make chili with - we found some at Shoppers Food Warehouse last year around super bowl time, but we were out of town this year at super bowl time. Still wanting to make chili - but can't find the really coarsely ground / thick ground beef. Any ideas or has anyone seen what I am thinking about?


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    Indy 67 Feb 18, 2008 05:25 PM

    Any grocery store with in-house butchering will be able to make chili grind beef. You don't even have to patronize an upscale grocery store. My ordinary Giant grocery store in McLean has butchers who respond when customers ring the bell. Just ask the butcher for -- variously called -- single grind or chili grind.

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    1. re: Indy 67
      aburkavage Feb 19, 2008 06:47 AM

      Agreed - I know I've even seen it stocked on the shelves at my Harris Teeter in Alexandria.

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        Potomac Bob Feb 19, 2008 09:22 PM

        Look in the case before you ring the bell at Giant in McLean. They often have 3 or 4 packages in the case.

        1. re: Potomac Bob
          Suburban Chowhound Feb 20, 2008 12:07 PM

          Thanks All! I will try my local Giant or Harris Teeter!

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