I bought this for a substitute for hamburger in dishes but its taste is not quite to my taste buds' liking; it has more fat in it than I like, but it will be an emergency substitute for when it is really needed.
It's great to have on hand for quick meals (beefed up spaghetti sauce for example) or casseroles and not have to worry about the expiration date on a tray of ground meat.
Also, I like that this product only has 2 ingredients: beef and salt... We used this to make Tacos In A Bag dinner one night on a recent camping trip and it turned out awesome!
PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK IT IS NOT CANNED BEEF I TRIED TO USE IT TO MAKE SPAGHETTI AND MY MOUTH WAS NUMB I DID NOT BECOME ILL BECAUSE I DIDN'T CONTINUE TO EAT THIS JUNK I HAVE NEVER EATEN DOG FOOD BEFORE BUT I CAN SWEAT THERE'S A SIMILARLY WITH THE SMELL..
If you don't want you spaghetti or tacos to taste like dog food, don't use this product!
In this case, it smells like dog food, tastes like dog food, ( And yes, before my dog eats anything...).
It tastes like canned chicken.
Taste is very bad, I had to add taco seasoning after me and one of my daughters took our first bite of our burrito's we made.
Was going to try this with hamburger helper so was browning it (yes I know it is cooked, so really just reheating) it in an electric skillet and had to dump it all.