Hamburger Steaks with Mushroom Brown Gravy

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If you are looking for a good hamburger meat recipe, this Salisbury steak recipe is just the thing. The mini steaks are in a rich, savory, gravy that is loaded with fresh mushrooms, making for a classic, comforting food idea. With simple ingredients like ground beef, breadcrumbs, mushrooms and beef broth you can enjoy this easy to make food idea any night of the week. For the full step by step instructions for this good hamburger meat recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Five Heart Home site.

When buying ground meat for your good hamburger meat recipes, you will have a variety of options to choose from. Some say that 80/20 ground beef is the perfect blend. This means that the ground beef is 80 percent lean, and 20 percent fat. That might sound like a lot of fat in the ground beef, but having a large amount of fat in the blend will render out as you cook it, with the resulting ground beef being a moist, and juicy blend. As it happens, beef chuck is right at the sweet spot of the 80/20 blend, so if they are selling ground chuck, this should help your decision. So when it comes to those trays of ground beef you see at the supermarket, you might be wondering how they add up. Some of those trays are not so great, but some of them are exactly what you want for your ground meat food ideas and recipes. The trays that you want are the packages of meat that were ground in the store and wrapped in the traditional packaging that is known as the in-store overwrap tray, which is a shallow styrofoam tray that has plastic wrap pulled across it.

It's a good idea to ask for store trim. You can check the tray first and see if it has a label that says store trim. Store trim is almost always 80/20 blend because they use the fat trimmings from other cuts of meat that they fabricate at the store. Note that the plastic wrap will be drawn tightly across the ground meat and the wrap will be touching the ground meat. The meat will be nice and pink with small flecks of white fat visible. If the package label says ground fresh daily or ground in-store you'll want to ask whether that means that is the store trim or whether it means that the ground beef that came in bulk and was then reground in the store, as you don't want that.

You can also ask for your butcher to grind the meat on the spot. There's another option for you, and it's to ask your butcher to grind some of the beef chuck for you right on the spot. It's a normal request to ask your butcher and something any good butcher should be willing to do. You will notice the difference that buying freshly ground makes, along with having the right blend of meat. You want to make sure to avoid those tubes of ground meat at some grocery stores. You also want to avoid trays of meat with the plastic that is pulled tightly across the meat and touching the meat. When you find freshly ground beef, that is 80 percent lean, that your butcher weighs and wraps for you will have the best blend for your ground meat recipes. You will find this good hamburger meat recipe at the Five Heart Home site. On the site, you will find main dish food ideas, good hamburger meat recipes, breakfast recipes, crock pot recipes, bread recipes and more. **

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