Today I participated in a chat on Twitter that was called #ChooseBeef. This chat was funded by the Beef Checkoff Program and hosted by @MomBloggersClub. It was nice to be able to take a break from the work day and get to talk “beef” with other beef-tweeting lovers. Questions were asked such as, “What is a lean cut of beef?” and “What qualifies as Certified Organic Beef?” as well as “What temperature should the beef in your hamburger be to ensure safety?” Those of us chatting were given the opportunity to answer. If you don’t know the answer to those questions, I’ll give you a quick run down!
- What is a lean cut of beef?
There are 29 lean cuts of beef, and chances are, some of those lean cuts might be your favorite cuts! Top Sirloin Steak, Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast and a T-Bone steak are just a few. Check out this site to learn about the other 29 cuts of lean beef.
2. What qualifies as Certified Organic Beef?
“Certified organic beef must meet stringent USDA regulations and carry the USDA Organic Seal. Both grass-finished and grain-fed beef can qualify as organic.” (Taken from beefitswhatsfordinner.com)
3. What temperature should hamburgers be before eating?
160 degrees to ensure a safe and delicious burger! To learn more about beef safety, click here.
I had a great time chatting this afternoon, and I even learned a few things (I just grilled my burgers until I couldn’t see pink anymore – now I know the safe temperature!) If you’d like to learn more about beef, check out the links below to some of my fellow blog friends who know quite a bit about it!