❁ Color of ground beef can vary from dark purple-red to a bright red on surfaces exposed to oxygen. Darker color on the inside does not mean poor quality or spoilage.
❁ Watch for sale prices on meat. Stock up if you can cook or freeze within a few days.
❁ Large ‘bulk’ packages of ground beef may be cheaper per pound than smaller packages.
❁ Try ground beef that is 85% lean or higher. Leaner meat usually costs more per pound but there is less waste.