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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 16:25

On Sale This Week: Hamburger — More Than Just Burgers Featured

Is it something that would be yummy for a grill-out? It’s probably on sale this week. 

Good deals on hamburger and ribs this week, also beer and sodas. Produce is really coming in, and don’t forget the Prescott Farmer’s Market. It has a lot of new vendors this year. Watch for new varieties of tomatoes, tiny cucumbers and baby beets.

May is National Hamburger Month so try out one of the Burger recipes below. Or if Burgers are not your thing, check out the Hot Dog Joes or CrockPot Meatloaf.

As always, prices are for this area and for Safeway and Fry's will require at least a Club Membership card. Some may require digital coupons as well. We try to indicate all restrictions, special conditions etc. Sprouts does not require any cards and does not have any special savings days. Sprouts does have double ad Wednesday, when you get last week’s and this week’s ad prices. All three stores have digital savings available to those with appropriate accounts, go to their web pages for details and directions. Fry’s at least will give you the advertised digital price if you state you do not have appropriate technology. Safeway sometimes has coupons which you can access digitally or clip out of the ad.

On Sale This Week

FRY’S

Deal of the Week

$4.77/lb—Beef, T-Bone steak, bone in, super value pack, limit 2

Holiday Fare

$3.99/lb—Ground Beef, fresh, sold in 2 lb packages
$1.99/lb—Pork, loin back ribs, previously frozen, limit 4
$2.50/each—Watermelon, mini seedless
$4.99/each—Lite Beer, Coors, Miller, Bud, Michelob, 2 pack, bottles or cans, select varieties 

Produce

$.88/each—Bell Peppers, Red, yellow, orange OR English Cucumbers
$1.77/lb—Cherries
$.40/each—Sweet Corn
$2/each—Jumbo Cantaloupes or Honeydew Melons
$1.99/lb—Grapes, seedless, Red, Green or Black

Meat

$.99/lb—Chicken, Foster Farms, Whole, Split Breasts, Drumsticks or Thighs, bone in
$2.99/lb—Pork, Center cut chops, boneless, super value pack
$2.79/lb—Beef, Brisket, boneless, sold whole in bag

Other Good Deals

$2.50/pkg—Beef franks, Hebrew National, 11-12 oz. select varieties
$1.50/pkg—Ball Park franks, select varieties
$.88/each—Fry’s brand Buns OR Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce, select varieties
$1.77/each—Cheese, Kroger brand, bar or singles, select varieties
$1.44/each—Lay’s Chips or Cheetos, Must buy 3, select varieties
$1.67/each—Crackers, Nabisco or Ritz, select varieties
$1/each—Sour cream or dips, Fry’s Brand, select varieties
$3/each—Jimmy Dean brand Bacon or Breakfast Sausages, select varieties
$1.99/pkg—Fresh Hotdog or Hamburger buns—From the Bakery
$9.99/pkg—Beer, Heineken or Dos Equis, bottles, must buy TWO, select varieties
$8.88/FOUR—Sodas, 12 pos, Coke, Pepsi or 7-up, must buy FOUR

Digital Coupons, must have a Digital Coupon account.

$3/four pkg—Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, select varieties
$2.50/pkg—Lunch Meat, 14-16 oz. Oscar Mayer, select varieties
$1/99/pkg—Frozen Potatoes, Ore Ida, select varieties

SAFEWAY

Deal of the Week

$1.77/box—Blueberries, 11 oz. box, limit 2

Holiday Fare

Buy ONE get Three Free—Beef, Chuck Steak, Boneless, limit one reward per transaction
$2.47/lb—Ground Beef, 80% lean, packages of 3 lb. or more, 
Buy One Get Two Free—Pork, Loin, Back Ribs, previously frozen.limit 1 reward per transaction
$3/each—Watermelon, mini, seedless

Produce

$.99/lb—Hothouse Tomatoes
$.99/lb—Vidalia Sweet Onions OR Baking Potatoes
$.99/lb—Squash, zucchini or yellow
$3/pkg—Sweet Corn,4 per package.

Meat

$.77/lb—Chicken, Sanderson Farms, Split Breasts, Drums Thighs or Leg Quarters, Jumbo Pack, bone in
$3.99/lb—Beef, Roasts or Family Pack Steaks, Chuck, Bottom, Tip, Shoulder, boneless
$1.77/lb—Pork country style ribs, bone in, family pack
Buy 1get 3 Free—Pork loin chops, center cut, limit 1 reward per transaction

Other Good Deals

$.88/each—Van Camp pork and beans, S&W beans OR Red Gold Tomatoes, select varieties
$1/each—Ro-Tel tomatoes
$1.67/each Bush’s Best Baked Beans, select varieties
$1.99/each—Buns, Ball Park, Oroweat or Aunt Hatties Potato
$1.67/each—Cheese, Lucerne Chunk or Shredded, select varieties, limit 3
$1.97/each—Ice Cream, Tillamook or Blue Bunny, limit 6

3 Day Sale 

Safeway has reserved many of its Best Deals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday only

$.99/box—Crackers, Nabisco, Good Thins Cheese Nips, When you Buy 3, select varieties, limit one reward per transaction
$3.97/lb—Beef,T-Bone Steak, Bone in, Family Pack, limit 2 while supplies last
$1.97/lb—Beef, Roasts or FamlyPack Steaks, boneless,London Broil orTop Round
$1.47/lb—Red Cherries
$16.97/each—Beer, 30pk, Bud, Coors, Miller or Tecate. 24pk, Nodelo Especial Michelob, limit 2
$8.88/12 pack—sodas, cans, Coke, Pepsi, Arizona Tea, 24 pk Aquafina water, must buy 4, limits and exclusions apply

Coupons Clip or Click

$1.47/each—Fresh Pineapple, limit 2
$1.88/each—Frozen Meals, Marie Callender, Healthy Choice Devour, Jimmy Dean, select varieties, limit 6
$.97/dz—Eggs, large, Lucerne Brand limit 2
$4.99/each—Deli Sandwich, Signature Cafe, All American or Italian sub sandwich

SPROUTS

Deal of the Week

Buy One Get One Free—Strawberries 1 lb, Blackberries 5.6 oz, Blueberries 6 oz

Holiday Fare

Buy One Get One Free—New York Steaks, Arizona Grown, boneless, limit 4 packages
$2.77/lb—Ground Beef, 85% lean, value pack, Arizona Grown
$1.99/lb—Pork Ribs, Country style, bone in, never frozen, or shoulder roast whole in bag
$2.50/each—Watermelon, mini, seedless
$7.99/sixpack—Beer, Four Peaks or San Tan

Produce

How Long Should I Grill My Burger?

If your burgers are the ideal thickness, about 3/4 inch, and your grill heat is medium high to high:
For Medium Rare, Cook 3 minutes on the first side and 4 minutes on the other
For Medium, Cook 3 minutes on the first side and 5 minutes on the other
For Medium Well, Cook 3 minutes on the first side and 6 minutes on the other
For (heaven forbid) Well Done, Cook 3 minutes on the first side and 7 minutes on the other

The FDA does not recommend eating any ground beef that has not been heated to 160º.

You can use an instant read thermometer with the temperature sensing area close to the tip (thermapen is the best known brand) and cook to an internal temperature of about 158º.

The temperature should go up a few degrees if you place the burgers on a warm plate and cover. 

$1.48/lb—Red Cherries
$.98/lb—Grapes, Red Seedless OR Tomatoes, On-the-Vine
$.50/lb—Onions, Red, Yellow, White or Vidalia Sweet
$.88/each—Bell Peppers, Red, Yellow Orange OR red Mangos
$.25/each—Sweet Corn
$1.98/each—Pineapples
$1.25/each—Organic Has Avocados or OrganicRed Mangos

Meat

$1.77/lb—Chicken Breasts, Boneless, skinless, All natural, nothing injected
$2.99/lb—Sausage, Chicken or Pork, links or bulk
$2.99/lb—Chicken, Marinated Chicken Kabobs or Pollo Asado
$4.99/lb—Lamb Shoulder Chops, Fresh, pasture raised
$4.99/lb—Beef, Stew beef, or marinated carne asada, Arizona Raised
$3.50/each—Bacon, Farmland Brand, 12 oz, Classic or thick cut, select varieties

Other Good Deals

$4.99/lb—Cheese, Provolone, Bulk Cut, in Deli case
$2.99/lb—Cheese, Mild Cheddar, Bulk Cut, in Deli case
$9.99/each—Baby Back Ribs, fully cooked, full rack, 22 oz, in Deli case
$2/each—Buns, Sprouts, hamburger or hot dog, Hawaiian, white or wheat, in Bakery
$1.99/each—Angel Food Loaf Cake, 11 oz, in Bakery
$2.99/case—Arrowhead Water, 24 pack
$.99/each—Many  Specialty Waters, including Pellegrino, Pure Coconut Evian, Eternal, Essentia, and others, select brands, varieties and sizes
$1.99/each—Snack Favorites, Select Brands and sizes, including Late July, Sprouts and others

Buy One Get One Free—

Talenti Gelato, 1 quart value size, select varieties
$7.99/lb—Coffee Beans, select varieties,
$3.99/each—Sprouts Omega-3 Eggs, select varieties, cage free

Vitamins and Body Care

Buy 1 Get 1 Free—Select vitamin formulas
25% off—Sun Essentials, select brands, varieties and sizes
30% off—Sprouts Whey Protein, Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry, 16 to 32 oz.
20% off—Barlean’s Omega Swirl, select varieties and sizes
25% off—All products in these lines, Country Life and Natrol

Hamburger—A Versatile Ingredient

Since May is National Hamburger Month, and the 29th is Memorial Day, one of the grilling holidays, here are some thoughts about Hamburger.

No one knows who first put a chunk of burger in a bun. Sandwiches had been popular for a century when the burger in a bun was popularized by a vendor at the St Louis World Fair in 1904. It was an instant success and by 1920 hamburger stands were everywhere. At first the burgers were fried, but the rise of the backyard grill in the ’50’s made the the grilled burger popular.. 

Now everyone has their favorite. There are two points in the process where creativity can be expressed, first, many flavorings can be introduced to the meat before forming the patties, and once cooked, building a great burger can lead anywhere.

Some advocate that the meat should be mixed with flavorings, like Worcester Sauce or Chili Powder. Others introduce texture enhancers such as eggs, cracker crumbs and the like. What all do agree no is that the best burger starts with the best meat. Fresh ground is essential. One school of thought says you should grind it yourself, either with a meat grinder (gave mine to charity long age) or in a food processor (tried that, what a mess, but I had a wimpy processor.) Many butcher shops will grind a roast for you, and most grind hamburger daily.There should be enough fat to keep the meat juicy while cooking. Alton Brown recommends at least 85% lean.

Of course there are many many uses for ground beef. Meatloaf, Sloppy Joes, meat balls and hamburger casseroles (or “hot dish” as they are known in the midwest) spring to mind. Then there are, tacos, chili, pasta sauce, the list may be endless.

Here are some good, tested recipes.

Hamburgers three ways. We wanted to highlight the variety of possibilities of the humble hamburger. Two feature flavors mixed into the meat, and the third showcases the toppings.

RECIPES

My Dad’s Favorite Hamburger

Ingredients

The best ground beef you can afford. Use about 1/3 pound per hamburger.
1/2 cup red wine per pound of hamburger
A piece of blue cheese about 1 inch by 2 inches per hamburger
salt and pepper to taste
guacamole, preferably home made
As many sesame seed buns as you will have hamburgers (unless some guests are on a low carb diet)

Directions

About 1 hour before you are planning to grill, mix red wine thoroughly with hamburger, use your hands. Try to mix well without squeezing meat. Use a light touch with your fingers.

When you are ready to cook (real mesquite charcoal recommended) form beef into patties, place a piece of blue cheese in each one. Be sure cheese is well surrounded by meat so burgers will have time to cook before cheese oozes out. The ideal thickness of the burger patty is 3/4 inch. If you make an indentation in the middle of the patty, it will help the burgers stay relatively flat.

When the fire is ready, no flame and plenty of ash, first toast the buns by laying them flat side down on the grill and leave till just golden brown. Lay each burger on the grill, salt and pepper it let cook for 3 minutes on the first side, turn, more salt and pepper, cook an additional 5minutes on the other side. Or, of course use a gas grill, much easier but less flavorful.

Serve hot with guacamole, grilled onions, and Dijon mustard, lettuce and tomato for you and your guests to add as they like.

A Spicy Burger

Ingredients

Use about 1/3 pound of ground beef for each burger
1 bun for each hamburger you are making

For each pound of ground beef use:

1 teaspoon ground chili (I really like Aleppo Pepper, available from Penzey’s Spices) but any one you like would be fine. If you don’t want it too hot use California, hotter Ancho, interesting flavor Chipotle.
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions 

About 1 hour before you are planning to grill, spices thoroughly with hamburger, use your hands. Try to mix well without squeezing meat. Use a light touch with your fingers.

When you are ready to cook (real mesquite charcoal recommended) form beef into patties. The ideal thickness of the burger patty is 3/4 inch. If you make an indentation in the middle of the patty, it will help the burgers stay relatively flat.

When the fire is ready, no flame and plenty of ash, first toast the buns by laying them flat side down on the grill and leave till just golden brown. Lay each burger on the grill, salt and pepper it let cook for 3 minutes on the first side, turn, more salt and pepper, cook an additional 5minutes on the other side. Or, of course use a gas grill, much easier but less flavorful.

Serve with Salsa (heat level up to you), chopped onion, lettuce, mayonnaise and guacamole.

Plain Hamburgers

Plain burgers do not have to be plain. In addition to catsup, mustard, mayo, lettuce and pickles try these: sliced avocados, sliced pickled beets, sprouts (preferably from the Farmer’s Market), baby arugula, spinach, salsa, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, thinly sliced cucumbers, flavored hummus you get the idea!

But enough on hamburgers. Here’s something a little different.

Sloppy Joe Dogs

Ingredients (for about 10 dogs)

6 - 10 hotdog buns
1 lb hamburger
2 Tablespoons oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced bell pepper (red is nice)
1 15 oz.can petite diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Worcester sauce
1 Tablespoon dill pickle relish
2 Tablespoons brown mustard
1/4 cup quick cooking rice
3 strips cooked bacon, crumbled (crumble 1 in larger pieces and reserve for garnish)

Directions

Heat oil over medium heat in a medium non-stick skillet. 

Saute onions until soft. Add hamburger and cook until crumbly and mostly done. 

Mix in diced tomatoes,  bell peppers Worcester sauce mustard and  pickle relish. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Add rice, cook till done. 

Stir frequently and add a little water if it gets toooooo thick. It should be pretty thick.

To serve—place buns on plates, fill each with about 1/2 cup Joe mixture. Garnish with thin strips of bell pepper and bacon crumbles.

To make Joe Wraps, replace diced tomatoes with salsa (heat-your choice.) Add cheese to wrap. 

Other interesting/helpful things to do with ground beef.

Good looking meatloaf.

 

If you’re like me you don’t turn on the oven in summer. Try slow cooker meatloaf.

Pasta and beef casserole

 

An all purpose Italian style meat sauce

 Pinterest: Lots of Hamburger Recipes, check it out!

 

Last modified on Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:56
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