Hamburger meat (Ground Beef) recipes are the most popular choice in the meat counter, it is inexpensive and can be prepared countless ways.
North Americans cook more burgers than any other food.
Health officials recommend ground meat is cooked to a temperature of 160 degrees in order to assure that any bacteria or pathogens that may be present have been killed. If food safety is your concern, then cook your meat to well done; however beef cooked too well done will be more dry and chewy.
Beef grinds must be refrigerated and not stored in the refrigerator longer then 2 days. If properly frozen, ground beef will keep for several months.