Lamb vs. Beef Ground Meat — Which one is right for you?

Beck & Bulow
2 min readApr 18, 2023

Dear meat lover:

If you’re looking for a delicious and versatile ground meat to add to your recipes, you may wonder whether to choose lamb or beef. Both red meats are popular choices, but each has unique characteristics that set them apart.

Here’s what you need to know:

Ground Lamb:

  • Flavor: Lamb has a unique and distinct flavor that is often described as gamey or earthy. It is a bit milder than beef and has a slightly sweet undertone.
  • Nutrition: Lamb is a nutrient-dense meat that is rich in protein, iron, and vitamin B12. It is also lower in fat than beef and has fewer calories.
  • Versatility: Lamb is a versatile meat that works well in a variety of dishes, from meatballs and burgers to shepherd’s pie and curry.

Ground Beef:

  • Flavor: Beef has a rich, meaty flavor that is often described as savory and juicy. It has a slightly nutty and sweet undertone.
  • Nutrition: Beef is a nutrient-dense meat that is rich in protein, iron, and vitamin B12. It is also higher in fat than lamb and has more calories.
  • Versatility: Beef is a versatile meat that is perfect for a wide range of dishes, from tacos and chili to meatloaf and spaghetti bolognese.

Choosing between lamb and beef ground meat ultimately comes down to personal preference and the dish you’re making.

If you prefer a slightly milder and sweeter flavor with fewer calories, lamb may be the way to go. If you prefer a rich and meaty flavor with more fat and calories, beef may be your best bet.

At Beck and Bulow, we offer high-quality ground lamb that is sourced from the Maori tribe in New Zealand and processed with care. Choose from regional pasture-raised beef or full-blooded ground Wagyu raised right here in New Mexico.



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