We deliver locally-sourced ground beef (partnering with Crowd Cow) to transform your burgers, tacos and mac-n-beef into something special. Here are some helpful tips on delivery, storage, thawing and cooking your premium ground beef.
- Your ground beef will be delivered frozen, along with packaging to keep your ground beef frozen for several hours until you can retrieve it. Depending on the outside temperature, your ground beef may thaw slightly around the edges, but stay frozen in the middle. This is normal and no need for concern. If you forget about your delivery and your ground beef thaws completely, take the temperature with a digital thermometer. If the meat is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, it is not safe to eat. Please discard the product and give us a call for further assistance.
- If you plan to eat your ground beef within 2 days, take it directly to your refrigerator (set at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below). If you're not planning on eating your ground beef for a few days, stick it in the freezer. It will be safe to eat indefinitely, but we recommend storing it for no longer than a few months for best quality and flavor.
- We recommend thawing your ground beef in the refrigerator, which will take approximately 24 hours. You can also defrost ground beef quickly by submerging it in cold water, ideally with a slow drip from the faucet. For fastest results, you can use your microwave on a defrost setting.
- The USDA recommends cooking ground beef to a minimum of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (internal temperature). Use a food thermometer to check the temperature…then enjoy!