❁ Ground beef is often red on the outside because of exposure to oxygen. A darker color on the inside is normal and not a sign of spoilage.
❁ Watch for ground beef on sale. Stock up if you can cook or freeze within a couple of days.
❁ Large packages of ground beef may cost less per pound than small packages.
❁ Try ground beef that is 15% fat or less. Lower fat meat may cost more per pound but you are buying less saturated fat.