Chilebrown at home

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Today’s Meat Adventure brings us to Walmart. You may ask why Walmart? They have been advertising Choice grade beef at low prices. Now before you get all bent out of shape and you are a Walmart hater please skip the review and read the disclaimer below.

Walking into s Supercenter Walmart is a surreal experience. This place is huge. I think they should give a GPS unit while entering. Luckily the food items were located in the front of the store and Ms. Goofy sniffed out the meat department. They have a large selection of various cuts of meat. We noticed the reasonable prices, meaning cheap. We always prefer the rib-eye cut of beef. We believe that this cut has the most flavor. This thick cut, well marbled hunk of beef weighed 1.67 pounds at $10.98/pound. Wow Choice grade beef at $10.98 a pound. We paid for our beef, went through metal detectors, passed by an armed guard, jumped into the ‘Racing Honda’ and sped home with our bounty of ‘Choice’ meat.

Once home we inspected our purchase. The first thing I noticed that our rib-eye steak was perfectly squared. I have never had a cut of beef so uniformly cut. We seasoned our beef with salt & pepper only. A hot mesquite fire was built. Grill marks were branded. We were going to have a steak dinner tonight.

This beef tastes great. Tender, juicy and that corn fed flavor that most of America craves. It was a little weird cooking a square steak but our pocket books thanked us. The price of this steak dinner was friendly on the wallet. The taste was what I believe beef should taste like.  Walmart steaks might not be for everybody but we enjoyed our dinner.

Disclaimer: We all make choices in life. We can choose to shop and vote for products with our dollars. If you want to buy grass fed, pasture raised local, happy, natural, free range, high price beef that is your prerogative. For all I know this beef comes from China and is raised by enslaved, tortured child labor. It does have the United States Department of Agriculture approval I have heard all the arguments about the harm Walmart has caused the community and this in not the forum to address that issue. With that said we are sampling beef today.


Greg said...

Looks good to me! I buy a lot of my beef at Costco. My brother lives in Reno where they have a huge Walmart. He says he saves a ton of money shopping there.

cookiecrumb said...

You're a good man, Chilebrown.
I love rib eye the best, too.

Chris said...

I get beef from Sam's all the time. I hate grass fed beef, the flavor is just

Chilebrown said...

Greg, Costco is a great place to buy beef. We will buy large cuts and portion them out and freeze what we do not use.

cookiecrumb, Bone-in of course.

Chris, I hear you brother. Hate is a strong word. I prefer strong dislike.

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

Hmm, never tried the Marts beef, I'm a Costco guy but worth a try right?

Chilebrown said...

Gary @Foodness Gracious, I would give it a try. Costco is great too.