This Is Why You Buy Meat You Can See Through The Wrapper
Preface to this blog. I have bought this type of pre-packaged hamburger that you buy blindly because you can't see the product inside and it's been fine. However, this time I was surprised to see what can only be described as a large amount of coagulated fat. Last time I buy what I can't see.
When they first started packaging hamburger like this I felt funny about buying it sight unseen. There wasn't even a clear window like there is on a package of bacon. But, I've never been disappointed and didn't expect to be this time.
We were going to help a friend clean out his father's house and I thought ahead to make sloppy joes and throw them in a crock pot. Since it was just sloppy joes I didn't see any problem with going the cheaper route. However, what you see in the picture is what I was greeted to when opening the package. Don't get me wrong, I expect an amount of fat, but not this much. Did it make a difference? You wouldn't think, right?
I browned the hamburger and when I drained the fat, there was a considerable amount. Even more noticeable was that our sloppy joes were more sloppy than meaty. I used Manwhich sloppy joe in a can and that usually turns out the same every time, but not this time. Way more sauce than meat.
I've learned my lesson and will be buying meat that I can either pick myself from the meat counter or that is packaged so I can see what I'm getting.