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The Exact Difference Between Regular Ground Beef And Ground Chuck
By C.A. Pinkham
While any part of a cow that's been ground is technically "ground beef," the term refers to various cheaper cuts of beef ground up to use up excess meat and trimmings.
Ground chuck is a kind of ground beef, but ground chuck only comes from one specific cut: The chuck. Think of it as fancy ground beef.
Ground chuck is juicier, has a stronger, beefier flavor, and is typically a fattier cut than other ground beef, meaning it will hold together better.
Ground chuck is pricier than other types of ground beef since it's a specific cut. Ground chuck is great for burgers and meatballs, while ground beef is great for tacos or chili.