I can usually get chuck cheaper than hamburger. As I say,
it improves most recipes that call for the latter. Chili con
carne is a good example (*especially* when you substitute
beer for water -- gives it an agreeable sweet taste with no
identifiable hint of beer). Excellent served over rice. Be
adventurous with the beans. Don't just throw in a can of
kidney beans -- too boring. Throw in a can each of garbanzos
and black beans, too.
Cook it just like ground beef. Sear it in oil with black pepper and
a teaspoon of chopped garlic to marry the flavors early. No great
culinary skills needed beyond turning on the stove and stirring.
How much is it from how well McDonalds has us trained
Ferd, get a grip. You're trying too hard here. Your not bleeding likely
to find a wood fire in one of those smoke stacks. You must have been
thinking of chimneys. You are a comedien (consider getting a large black
board as a visual aid). If you want creosote, go suck on a post. It's
cheaper than a whopper. You might want to add some mustard, onion,
tomato, and pickle though. No, I was referring to New Jersey as the
original "Skunk Works". If it is a smell or a taste, it's made in New
i wouldn't know. there weren't fast food franchises around
until i was in my teens (that is, they hadn't really expanded
so much. they existed, just not where i lived).
i have cookbooks from WWII era & earlier which ask for cuts
of meat i *never* see in stores. i can only vaguely remember
cutting them in meat cutting class in 1972. i'm afraid i
didn't pay close attention since i took the class while in my
OTOH, i have a 7 year old & hamburgers are way down on his
list of foods he'd prefer. i think the current top of the list
is artichokes. he loooooves artichokes.
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