About a month ago I saw in a Shop Rite weekly flyer that they had ground beef from Pat LaFrieda. Some of you may have heard of them. They are a meat purveyor that started out in Brooklyn, NY and now occupy a larger facility on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. Pat LaFrieda also supplies some of the best restaurants in Manhattan with their beef, veal, pork, lamb and poultry.
I was excited to see that I could purchase their ground beef here in New Jersey. I purchased a one pound Cryovac package on sale for about $6. The 80/20 blend was a mix of chuck, brisket and short rib. Last week I made two eight ounce patties and grilled them about 7-8 minutes per side. Oh my gosh, it was the best burger I've had. The meat was very flavorful, moist and oh so juicy. Even though it was an 80/20 blend, when cleaning the grill, I didn't notice much fat in the drip pan. I'm going to back to the Shop Rite on Route 34 to see if they still have the ground beef.
I also read on their website Pat LaFrieda does home delivery! Delivery in the tri-state is free. However, this won't be an inexpensive purchase. If you're looking for something unique as a gift and want to replicate that steak or burger from a famous New York restaurant, here's your chance.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.