Costco brisket

George P

TVWBB Member
I was at a Costco in Toronto today and they were loading up some briskets. The voice in my head said " mmm brisket". My wife wanted homemade burgers. Quick peak at price, brisket was $4.54/lb, lean hamburger was...$4.08. You better believe were having brisket. I found a nice even 18.5 lbs baby. Can't wait till tomorrow! What are you paying for brisket?
 

Dan Lutter

New member
$4.54/lb that means the cooked cost will be over $9.00/lb. really expensive piece of beef. The cost of the ground beef may seem high but if it is 93 to 97 % lean the cost will be close to $4.40/lb. You can buy twice the weight of the brisket of the ground beef and still be ahead.
 

CharlesA

New member
Dan, it seems like you are comparing price per pound of cooked brisket ($9/lb) to raw hamburger ($4.4/lb). They don't taste the same. Apples to oranges, or I'm missing something?

Thanks
 

MartinB

TVWBB Pro
50% of the brisket is fat and water
you end up with about half the wt after cooking

A good price is $3/lb nowdays
Thank the pellet poopers for driving up popularity

I have to think twice about paying more than 3.5 a pound

I see some places trying to sell a select brisket for 6 or $7 a pound. Completely ridiculous.
 

Dan Lutter

New member
Dan, it seems like you are comparing price per pound of cooked brisket ($9/lb) to raw hamburger ($4.4/lb). They don't taste the same. Apples to oranges, or I'm missing something?

Thanks
I did not say hamburger, I said 97% ground beef. All I said was by losing 50% of the weight the meat became very expensive and since he apparently was going to grind the brisket into burgers, 97% ground beef would make twice the amount at a cheaper cost. There is a big difference between ground beef and hamburger!!
 

Mike Freel

TVWBB Pro
To me the point is that ground beef will always be ground beef and never compare taste wise with a good brisket. In these times we deserve the occasional treat.
 

Jeff Boudman

TVWBB Super Fan
ok guys. My point was that I will always choose brisket over burgers, which is what my wife wanted. Also wondered how much everyone else is paying.
I would have grabbed the brisket. It’s $6.99 to $8.99 at my local grocery and rarely available. There is a meat market near me that has it for sale now and then.
 

GaryP

New member
3.99/lb at my local Costco. I'll usually get one a month when I see a nice one. What the people must think of the weirdo groping all the briskets in the case.
 

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