Start Your Engines with Ground Beef

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Start Your Engines with
Ground Beef
How do you eat ground beef?
Where is the “ham” in my burger?
Originated in 1700’s
Hamburg, Germany
Immigrants brought to
USA
Sold at 1904 World’s Fair
What’s the difference?
Ground beef?
Hamburger?
Beef Pattie?
On the Fast Track
Ground Beef
Chopped fresh and/or frozen beef muscle
Less than 30% fat
No added seasonings, water, extenders
Hamburger
May have added beef fat
Beef Patties
May have added ingredients as labeled
“Made Right” in the Midwest
It’s All in the Name
Loose Meat
Sandwiches
Maid-Rite
Beef Burger
Sloppy Joes
Barbeques
Taverns
Fuel Your Engine
Where does
ground beef fit in
a healthy diet?
MyPlate: Protein
Adults should eat 5 to 6 one ounce-equivalents
(2,000 calorie diet) per day.
Choose lean cuts of meat and poultry.
Vary your choices – include fish, beans, peas,
nuts and seeds.
What’s an Equivalent?
1 ounce equivalents:
1 ounce meat, poultry or
fish
¼ cup cooked dry beans
or peas
1 egg
1 tablespoon peanut
butter
½ ounce of nuts or seeds
Protein Group
Moderate portions of lean beef are an
important part of a healthy diet.
Beef has nutrients important for health.
Fuel Up: Beef gives ZIP
ZINC
IRON
PROTEIN
+ B-Vitamins
Nutrients in Ground Beef
How much
ZIP in one
serving?
How Much to Buy?
One pound = four 3-ounce cooked servings of
patties or crumbles
Understanding the Label
Lean to fat ratio –
(93% lean means 93%
lean muscle and 7% fat)
Higher % lean = less
fat
Example- 90% lean
has less total fat than
85% lean
Ground Beef Choices
Other choices
– ground round
– ground chuck
– ground sirloin
Comes from the
primal cut
% lean must still be
given
Ground Beef
Choices
Which to buy?
Smart Tips for Reducing Fat
Purchase 70-85 %
lean
Brown ground beef,
until fully cooked
Rinse ground beef in
colander with very hot
water
Drain
Caution Flag!
Clean
Separate
Chill
Cook
Fight BAC!
Clean
Wash hands and
surfaces often
with hot soapy
water
Separate
Raw meats from other
foods
Use clean knife and
cutting board
Don’t Cross Contaminate
Chill
Refrigerate promptly
Last stop shopping
Keep Cold Foods Cold
Purchasing
Fresh ground beef
(bright cherry red)
Purchase on or
before “sell by
date”
Defrosting
In the refrigerator
In the microwave
NOT on the counter!
Cooking it Safe
Cook to internal
doneness of 160º F.
Never eat raw or
undercooked ground
beef
Check it out!
Insert an instant-read
meat thermometer
horizontally into the
burger
Remove at 160º F
Color is not a reliable
indicator of doneness
To the Finish Line
And the Winner is..
Economical, Nutritious,
Versatile and Tasty
Ground Beef
Race Sponsors …
Iowa Beef Industry Council
Representing Iowa beef producers who fund the
$1-per-head beef checkoff.
Web site:
www.iabeef.org
Email:
[email protected]
Created By: Kristie Kuhse, Waverly Shell Rock Middle School
FCS Teacher
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