Today was no different except the bloody apron wearing butcher (who was filling the cooler racks with meat) happened to be standing right in front of the grass fed beef while giving me the blank stare.
I picked up the $6.99/lb ground beef and showed him the label... "G-R-A-S-S F-E-D". He conceded that there actually was such a thing but suggested I buy the "good old fashioned $3.69/lb corn fed beef” instead.
I one upped him and bought the frilly, foo-foo grass fed beef AND the low brow regular corn fed 80/20 ground beef.
Tomorrow, I will be doing a side by side comparison to decide for myself if the pound of grass fed ground beef is worth almost twice as much as the corn fed. Although, I suspect they feed the cows more than just corn. Probably antibiotics and growth hormones and god only knows what else???
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There is definitely a difference in the color.
EDIT: Taste test done. I cooked each burger the same amount in our RVs convection/microwave oven. The grass fed burger cooked unevenly and sort of fell apart when I flipped it. The corn fed burger held its shape and cooked evenly.
I don't know if this was a fair comparison because the grass fed buger was 15% fat and the corn fed was 20%.
While they both have a distinctly different taste, neither (in my opinion) was better than the other. In the future I would have to pass on the grass fed stuff unless it was priced similarly to the corn fed type.
|Grass fed on the right|
|With mushrooms, cheddar cheese and ketchup|