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what do the numbers on hamburger meat mean?

I see numbers like 80/20 and stuff what's that mean? how do i get good lean meat?

 
amommy2a2yrold

Asked by amommy2a2yrold at 3:02 PM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (6)
  • I use 90/10--it works well for my use--I mix hamburger meat with ground turkey and pork--and this ensures that the fat count is not astronomical.
    For plain hamburger I like 85/15. 80/20 is too much fat.
    emme1964

    Answer by emme1964 at 12:25 AM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • fat content. 80/20 means 20% fat
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • 80/20 means 20% fat. ground chuck is usually pretty lean
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • if you are making patties for a bun don't use anything leaner than 85/15. it will be too dry!
    chefjen

    Answer by chefjen at 3:12 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • The higher the number, like 80%, 85%, 90%, the less fat and grease you will have after cooking the ground beef.
    PSMother

    Answer by PSMother at 3:18 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • 85 is the best! The meat doesn't seem as good with the 80% and the 90% doesn't have much taste.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

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