Jan 202011
 
Target Beef

Target Beef

Grocery Store Beef Ratings

Target vs. Costco and the Rest

Do you have a beef with the beef at your grocery store? Have you ever grilled that perfect looking steak only to discover it tastes bland and isn’t nearly as juicy and delicious as it looks? A medium-rare, perfectly cooked steak should taste as good as it looks. If it doesn’t meet your expectations on a consistent basis, it is time to consider another beef supplier. If the meat your getting is fresh, but doesn’t taste very good, then it doesn’t matter how well you cook or prepare it. You simply cannot make a great tasting steak or roast from a poor quality choice of beef. Conversely, even an overcooked steak from a good choice of beef can be enjoyable. The key is to find the beef supplier that consistently offers the best what you want. Some Beef Ratings are clearly in order, here.
Four of your favorite Beef Suppliers are rated below on Freshness, Selection, Flavor and Price. Which one hits the target?

Target Beef Ratings vs Kroger Beef

Kroger is known as King Soopers in my local area. I don’t want to run down King Soopers because their pricing and selection of products, overall, still makes them my favorite grocer. Where I have a beef is with King Soopers Beef. For years, I kept tolerating inferior Kroger steaks, fooling myself into thinking I could make it taste better on my next effort. I finally admitted there is just no way to make a great tasting steak out of an inferior cut of beef. King Soopers has plenty of other good products. Their ground beef is okay. Their Pork chops, pork tenderloin, chicken and sausage is all just fine. But when it comes to beef, particularly steaks and roasts, Kroger or King Soopers, just doesn’t cut the mustard. It’s not that the meat isn’t fresh, it just has very little flavor. I don’t believe the problem with Kroger Beef is limited just to their regional King Soopers stores. Relatives and friends in other states have made the same complaints about poor quality steaks and roasts coming Kroger Beef.

Kroger Beef Ratings

  • Freshness: 8
  • Selection: 7
  • Taste / Flavor: 4
  • Price: 7
  • Overall: 65%

 

Target vs Costco

It used to be that whenever I wanted a good tasting steak, I would splurge on Costco. Costco Beef, whether it’s for roasts, steaks or hamburger is usually pretty good, but not always. Their filet cuts are almost always excellent, but I’ve had some pretty ordinary tasting roasts and stew meat coming from Costco. Costco’s Beef selection isn’t the greatest and you can always expect to pay more than you would at the local King Soopers store. But, if you want a tasty, expensive steak, Costco won’t let you down.

Costco Beef Ratings

  • Freshness: 9
  • Selection: 6
  • Taste / Flavor: 7
  • Price: 5
  • Overall: 68%

 

Walmart Beef

It may not be the place to get the best cut of steak or roast, but Walmart Beef, overall beats King Soopers. For selection and price, Walmart Beef has Costco beat too, in my opinion. Face it, we’re not looking to make a gourmet steak everyday. If you want to make 3 or 4 meals a week with reasonably priced beef, Walmart will save you a good deal of money over Costco. Also, I’ve had pretty good luck making decent tasting steaks and roasts from Walmart Beef. Walmart steaks are not always impressive, but they are consistently better than steaks from King Soopers or Kroger Beef.

Walmart Beef Ratings

  • Freshness: 8
  • Selection: 7
  • Taste / Flavor: 6
  • Price: 7
  • Overall: 70%

 

Target Beef

There is one place that never misses the market when it comes to picking out a good cut of meat. When I discovered Target Beef, cooking and eating steaks became fun again. You simply cannot pick out a bad cut of meat from Target. I don’t care whether its ground beef, chuck steak, stew meat, round roasts, rump roasts, rib roasts, t-bone steaks, sirloins, etc., you name it, Target Beef is consistently of a very high quality. For Christmas, I chose a 10lb Rib Roast that was amazing. I’ve also had excellent T-Bones and Sirloin Steaks. But what clearly sets Target Beef apart from the rest is the fact that it’s consistently flavorful and tasty regardless of how much you pay or how you cook it. I’ve taken cheap chuck steaks from Target and fried them in a skillet until they were well done and they still came out tender and delicious. I like my steaks medium-rare, but I’d take an over-cooked steak from Target over a King Soopers medium-rare steak any day. It doesn’t matter whether you grill it, roast it or fry it up in a pan, Target Beef comes out on top.

Target Beef Ratings

  • Freshness: 8
  • Selection: 8
  • Taste / Flavor: 9
  • Price: 8
  • Overall: 83%

  3 Responses to “Target Beef”

  1. Oh my..Don’t be fooled with the “tenderness” of the beef sold in Target stores. This beef is pre-treated with chemical tenderizers. That’s it! Read the petit font on the label!

    • Holy Cow. You’re right, real beef lover. I looked at a package of Target Dodge & Sutton Beef Chuck Roast. Sure enough, the fine print says it has been prepared in a 12%, patented solution.
      Well, maybe it’s good that we don’t go to Target very often for beef.

  2. OMG! I just got finished telling my family that something was wrong with Target’s beef. It tasted or felt fake to me and I couldn’t understand why. Now I know! That’s it. Never again. My next question is WHAT KIND of 12% patented solution???

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