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When it comes to cooking delicious meals, the quality of the ingredients plays a significant role. Market House offers a range of responsibly sourced meats for those with refined palates and high standards, including our ground beef selections. In this article, we'll dive into the difference between our 80/20 and 85/15 ground beef options, along with an exploration of the difference between Wagyu and USDA Choice Grass Fed ground beef. Let's get started!

Market House Ground Beef: 80/20 vs. 85/15

We cater to home cooks who appreciate superior meats, and our ground beef is no exception. We offer two main varieties: 80/20 and 85/15. These numbers refer to the lean-to-fat ratios in the ground beef.

80/20 Ground Beef

Our 80/20 ground beef is a classic choice for many recipes. The ratio stands for 80% lean meat and 20% fat content. The higher fat content enhances the flavor and juiciness of the meat, making it ideal for dishes like juicy burgers, meatballs, and lasagnas. The fat content renders while cooking, resulting in a rich and flavorful end product. We offer 80/20 USDA Choice, Grass Fed ground beef, and 80/20 Wagyu ground beef

85/15 Ground Beef 

Our 85/15 ground beef is a leaner option compared to the 80/20 variety. With 85% lean meat and 15% fat content, this ground beef is perfect for those looking for a healthier alternative without compromising on taste. The lower fat content makes it suitable for dishes that don't require as much fat, such as chili, tacos, and stir-fries.

When choosing between the 80/20 and 85/15 ground beef, consider the desired flavor, juiciness, and the requirements of your recipe. Both options are responsibly sourced and offer superior taste and quality.

Wagyu vs. USDA Choice Grass-Fed Ground Beef


Beyond the lean-to-fat ratios, it's also essential to understand the distinction between Wagyu and USDA Choice Grass Fed ground beef.

Wagyu Ground Beef

Wagyu beef is highly regarded for its marbling, tenderness, and rich flavor. Our Wagyu comes from Sakura Wagyu Farms. These cattle are locally raised in central Ohio and are fed an antibiotic-free, all-vegetarian diet. This results in highly marbled meat, with fat distributed throughout the muscle fibers. The marbling enhances the taste and tenderness of the ground beef, making it incredibly luxurious and succulent. Wagyu ground beef is often seen as a gourmet option and is ideal for burgers, meatballs, or any dish where you want to indulge in exceptional beef flavors.

USDA Choice Grass Fed, Grass Finished Ground Beef

Our USDA Choice Grass Fed, Grass Finished ground beef is from Grass Run Farms and sourced from cattle that have been raised on a diet of grass, never grain, throughout their lives. This natural feeding method imparts a distinct flavor profile to the meat. Grass Fed beef tends to be leaner and richer in omega-3 fatty acids, making it a healthier choice. The USDA Choice grade is a mark of high quality and ensures that the beef is tender, juicy, and full of flavor. This variety of ground beef is great for those who prioritize organic, non-GMO, and responsibly sourced products.

We understand the importance of quality meats for discerning home cooks. Our ground beef options, such as the 80/20 and 85/15 variations, cater to different preferences and recipes. Additionally, the distinction between wagyu and USDA choice grass-fed ground beef offers unique flavors and qualities for those looking for an extra touch of luxury or a healthier, responsibly sourced option.

Next time you're planning a meal, consider the details and characteristics of each ground beef variety available at Market House. Whether you opt for 80/20 or 85/15 you can be confident that you're selecting a superior product that will elevate your culinary creations. Enjoy cooking with the best!


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