I buy my handbags from Prada, my sunglasses from Gucci and my shoes from Michael Kors.
And, I buy my fresh meat from Walmart. Wait, what?
Really, I’m not fibbing. Because for me, it’s all about quality – whether it be the stitching on a classic hobo or the tint on tortoiseshell glasses. And, in the case of Walmart, the fresh, affordable, high grade meat options are right up my alley.
Still not convinced? Yeah, it took me a while to come ’round too. You see, once all the Walmart stores in my neighbourhood starting converting to Walmart Supercentres, I happily accepted the addition of fresh grocery items. Heck, given the prices, I welcomed it. (Honey Crisp Apples for just $2.69/ pound? Yes please!) But buying meat? From Walmart? I don’t know… there was just this strange disconnect that prevented me from embracing the fresh meat options. Until, one day, I decided to just try it.
And now, I’m a believer. Because it’s good – really good.
Walmart offers all Canadians quality 100% FRESH meat, found in-store at “Your Fresh Market”. Here, you’ll find Angus beef, farm raised and air chilled poultry, farm raised pork, and Canadian salmon. I am duly impressed with the freshness, the quality, and most importantly, the prices – the perfect combination for every Canadian family.
Recently, I grabbed some Angus ground beef, and tried this recipe from Walmart’s Recipe Centre.
Asian Beef and 7 Grains Lettuce Wrap
15 ml Canola Oil
500 g ground beef
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
5 ml ginger, diced
500 ml UNCLE BEN’S 7 Grains Medley, cooked
150 ml Honey Garlic Sauce
12 Iceberg Lettuce
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
250 ml bean sprouts
50 ml green onions, thinly sliced
50 ml crushed peanuts
Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the ground beef, onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned.
Add the honey garlic sauce; simmer for 5 minutes or until reduced. Stir in the UNCLE BEN’S 7 Grains Medley; cook for 2 minutes or until heated through.
Spoon the skillet mixture into the lettuce leaves. Garnish with red pepper, carrot, bean sprouts, peanuts and green onion.
Diagnosis? Delicious. Be sure to check out “Your Fresh Market” at your local Walmart Supercentre.