Thursday, 18 August 2011
Tesco Sells American Beef
While British Farmers are outraged that Tesco is selling American beef, I am overjoyed. I have lived in Europe for 12 years now and find eating continental and UK beef a challenge. I find it is tougher and less flavourful than American Beef. The reason is that American beef is grain (corn) feed and British beef is grass fed. Supposedly the Americans also use hormones and tenderizing agents, although the Tesco imports are supposedly free of these. I ordered my American (branded Black Angus Sirloin or Ribeye) beef online.( Only some of the bigger Tescos carry it in store). It is about $18 a pound (£24.99 per kilo) for the rib eye and a little less for the sirloin. Definitely a bit dearer than buying a British ribeye which is around $11.50 per pound (£15.99 per kilo) and a whole lot dearer than American supermarket prices that range from $6-10 a pound. Mind you, I won't be eating American steak every week but now prefer the every once in a while treat of a steak, at home with a baked potato and Caesar salad.