Do you know what’s in your burger?

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So….. do you?? With the recent scandal of extra ingredients appearing in supermarket burgers, have you lost confidence in the meat you buy there?

Well if you haven’t already, there’s no better time to get acquainted with your local butcher, and if you build up a good relationship with them, you can trust your meat, and what goes into your burger.

Since I started to eat meat after being a vegetarian for so long, it has always mattered to me where the meat I eat comes from, so I always discuss the meat with the butcher, what beef is it? where has it come from? I was very fortunate to have been offered these Gordonian Luxury Burgers to try, they are dry aged Aberdeen Angus, from Andrew Gordon are a huge 200g each. The aroma was deep and beefy as they cooked, with no rubbish in them, they cooked to perfection on a griddle, and the taste was outstanding, seasoned perfectly, I was quite confident to serve it medium rare, to keep it moist, but with a thick savoury crust from being cooked on a high heat on the griddle.

So, without preaching, maybe it’s time you got to know your local butcher?

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11 responses to this post.

  1. How’s it going Marcus! Nice post. Certainly true too, the less hands to touch the meat, from cow to dinner plate, the better.

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  2. Yes! As you know, I visit my local butcher regularly and adore well-sourced meat! I was actually thinking of writing a freelance article on this topic – maybe I should 😀

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  3. You’re absolutely right. We’re lucky to be able to buy all our beef from a beautiful farm just down the road. So glad that we can feel safe eating the occasional rare-ish burger. And that’s a fine looking one you have here!

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  4. I’m quite happy to eat horse – it’s vey good, but I wouldn’t buy burgers or any other processed food from supermarkets, you don;t know what you are getting.
    http://maddogtvdinners.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/horse/

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    • Thanks for the link, was interesting to see the horse steaks.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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      • I completely agree that the beef burgers should contain beef and not other ingredients. As you mention, to be sure of good ingredients, buy burgers from a trusted local butcher or make them yourself. I don’t suppose the quality of the horse in those burgers was particularly good and I’m quite sure it’s not to everyone’s taste 😉

  5. So important to know what is in your food. Just can’t trust it blindly.

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