This is a first for me, and I'm sure many of you have had similar experiences, but want to get your feedback.
I, along, with my brother harvested goats last year. Like usual, I cut up all the meat, packaged the backstraps and roasts and took the scraps to my local processor to grind into burger and sausage. In the mean time, my wife and I cooked some of the meat and we thought it was wonderful. Very mild and good to eat.
I'd heard a lot of things about goat, so I was pleasantly surprised how good it was.
Three weeks pass and we get our meat back & I throw it in the freezer, not thinking anything of it. We still have moose to eat, so I don't even get to the goat burger until early January.
I pulled out 2 packages and cooked it up and I immediately could smell a very strong odor coming from the meat. I still serve it up sith some seasoning ect, but to get to the point, it was awful. I added hot sauce, seasoning, other ingredients. I even tried turning some into hunter stick, but it is just plain awful.
I usually don't have a problem with any meat, so when something bothers me, it's pretty bad.
My only guess here is I was given back different meat. It's pretty frustrating & I haven't approached the processor because I honestly don't think it'll do any good, but it just irritates me because we have 25 pounds of burger that is just awful and my we may have to buy burger for the first time in years.
We even ate some more of the goat roast to make sure, and it was wonderful. My wife told me to cook up the burger and the roast and make them eat it and tell us it's the same animal.
This year, I'm going back to doing my own I guess. I'm going to buy a commercial grinder, because I can't afford to lose all that meat. It always irritates me to because I'm so careful with my meat in the field. Keeping it clean, cool etc...
Would you approach the processor or just move on?