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TUBE-o-hamburger?

I've never bought it, but tempted. Has the same fat ratio and packaged meat at a SIGNIFICANTLY lower price.

I realize that when you buy pre-ground meat you NEVER really know just what you're getting, but price per lb is less than HALF what wrapped stuff is going for??

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  1. I've never bought it and now even grind our own meat but at half the price I think it's got to be a matter of "you get what you pay for."

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    1. re: c oliver

      Hi C,

      I agree that in the case of ground beef you get what you pay for. I no longer eat much ground beef, but like you, when I do want it I grind it myself usually from a combination of short rib, brisket and sirloin cuts of beef.

    2. Never bought it, never tempted. Nearly every time there's a burger recall, it's about pre-formed burger patties, frozen and otherwise, and those tubes of meat.

      1. Is there any brand ID to know what you're getting? At my last restaurant, we would get ground beef in 10# tubes, high quality, that's just their bulk packaging. So if your retailer normally has good quality ground beef, it may just be that they are passing the savings of not having to re-package it on to you.

        1. I bought some once. It had large lumps of . . . something . . . in it. Never again. Seriously, like tumors.

          1. It is often the same product. A lot of markets get some of their ground meat delivered that way, instead of grinding their own.