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Ground beef

What is ground beef? About the ingredient ground beef. Including 1,711 recipes with ground beef, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Beef mince , ground beef or hamburger meat (in North America), or mince(d) meat (in the rest of the English speaking world) is a minced meat food, made of beef finely chopped by a mincer (meat grinder).

It is used in many recipes including hamburgers and cottage pie.

In some parts of the world a mincer is sometimes called a meat grinder, although the device works by a process of fine chopping (mincing) and not grinding.

In many countries, food laws define specific categories of ground beef and what they can contain.

For example, in the United States, beef fat may be added to hamburger, but not to ground beef if the meat is ground and packaged at a USDA-inspected plant.

A maximum of 30% fat by weight is allowed in either hamburger or ground beef.

Both hamburger and ground beef can have seasonings, but no water, phosphates, extenders, or binders added. Ground beef is often marketed in a range of different fat contents, to match the preferences of different customers.

Ground beef is usually made from leaner , tougher and less desirable beef created when the sides of beef are carved into steaks and roasts. About 17-18% of US ground beef comes from dairy cows.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving ( 3 oz ) (85g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 209Calories from Fat 121
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.5g 21%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Trans Fat 0.9g
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 20.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Ground beef is usually found in the meats section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Ground beef is a member of the Beef Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does ground beef weigh?

measure grams
1 serving ( 3 oz ) 85
1 patty ( yield from 1/4 lb raw meat ) 83

In Chinese:碎牛肉
British (UK) term: beef mince
en français:boeuf haché
en español:carne molida

Recipes using ground beef

There are 1065 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Alice's Crockpot Chili
All Time Favorite Spaghetti Pie
Amigos Chili
Ann Landers' Meatloaf
Aunt Em's Hearty Soup
Austin Chili
Australian Hamburger
Awesome Chili
Baked Beef Ziti
Baked Beer Burgers
Baked Macaroni
Barbecue Meatloaf Aussie Style - First Prize

All 1,065 ground beef recipes


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