Which type of ground beef makes the best hamburgers - sirloin, round or chuck? Why?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Any cut that will give you an 80% meat and 20% fat.

    It is not the particular cut of meat but the amount of fat that is ground into the meat that will provide the necessary fat content. Any cut can be trimmed of fat so even Chuck could possibly be trimmed so much that there is not enough fat content.

  • 6 months ago

    It really doesn't matter. "Higher quality" ground beef like ground sirloin is a waste of money. The process of grinding up meat makes it all tender so ground chuck is just as good as sirloin. Fat content can make a difference and going below 20% fat can have a negative affect.

  • Janet
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Chuck.

    It has more flavor.

    Round steak has the least flavor.

    Sirloin is more-tender, but quite frankly, once you have ground up the meat it will be tender no matter what cut you use.

  • 6 months ago

    Sirloin makes the leanest and therefore the most healthful burgers. But they are bland compared to round or chuck, which are about the same taste-wise. Remember the taste and unfortunately the high cholesterol are in the fat of the meat.

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  • Amy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You want 15% fat so that it's not dry and has lots of flavor.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Chuck. Sirloin doesn't have enough fat.

  • 6 months ago

    Any beef that you freshly grind at home.

  • audrey
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Chuck. More fat, way more taste!

  • 6 months ago

    Chuck. 15 to 20 percent fat.

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