Product Description: Ground beef from the Kirkland Signature brand, advertising 91 percent lean and only 9 percent fat. I purchased this product, sold in pack of five 1-pound portions, at Costco this past Sunday for $16.56 and ended up using one of the packages last night when I made ravioli as a family dinner.
Review of Kirkland Signature Ground Beef
I purchased this while at Costco on Sunday. Read to find out what I thought of it.
Since next weekend is the girls' annual ice show, my wife and I made a run to Costco this past Sunday to stock up on stuff we knew we would need and may not have an opportunity to buy for a while. While we were there, my wife happened to notice Kirkland Signature ground beef and, after some consideration, I decided to buy it.
This, I should mention, was a difficult decision for me. I'm actually very picky about where I shop for meat and, to be honest, had some serious doubts about ground beef purchased at a discount warehouse. However, with even low-quality ground beef running around $5 per pound at our local grocery stores right now, seeing this product for not much over $3 per pound was just too attractive to pass up. And, as it turns out, the meat was actually surprisingly good.
I ended up making one of the packages of this ground beef last night, choosing to brown it and add it to the sauce I was having with some ravioli pasta I was cooking. Right away, this product impressed me.
One of the things I had some doubts about when I made this purchase was the way it advertised itself as 91 percent lean. I've seen similar product advertise something like that in the past and have always been disappointed. However, when I cooked this ground beef, it did live up to that promise. There was hardly any grease in the pan when I was done frying this. Considering the last few batches of (locally purchased) ground beef I prepared were almost soup-like when it came to grease, this was a pleasant surprise.
My wife and I also made sure to taste test this meat prior to adding it to the sauce and, once again, had no complaints. It was just as good, if not better, than the more expensive ground beef we purchase at our local grocery stores, making it well worth the money.
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I had some doubts about this purchase and will likely still be reluctant to purchase other Costco meats. But, this brand did exceed my expectations and, because of the lower price, is a product I will definitely be purchasing in the future.
My Grade: A
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