Exactly. If it's so wonderful, package the damn stuff up and sell it instead of sliding in it as a filler. Somehow I think the vast majority of customers will give it a pass.
If people understood this process from the outset it would have been rejected by the consumer immediately. At minimum, it is extremely unappetizing.
Maybe everyone here has money to buy the butcher cut ground meat or run out to the local farmer for grain fed. We don’t. When we buy “ground meat” we buy the big tubes. THAT is this product. It’s not a “filer”. It’s beef. You make a patty out of it and it’s actually leaner than some of the ground chuck patties I’ve cooked at my in-laws.
Cowboy up. Not everyone can afford the fine stuff. And when you grew up like I did, eating Scrapple and head cheese, you find that meat is meat when you’re hungry.
Ever eat a hot dog?