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Old 02-27-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question 73/27 Ground Beef

I just bought 4 pounds of freshly ground 73/27 beef way dirt cheap. I browned some of it to use in soup, etc and rinsed in a colander with hot water. How can I utilize the rest without ingesting all the fat?

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Old 02-27-2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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I steam my ground beef in a stove top rice steamer, heating it until all of the fat melts down into the steaming water, leaving ultra lean ground beef behind. I either then refrigerate it until needed (It will last about three days since there's no fat to go bad) or I use it immediately to make made-rites (loose meat mixed with diced, sauteed onions on a hamburger bun. Ketchup and mustard optional.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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Prep it the same way you did for the soup. Then, spread it out evenly on a cookie sheet and freeze. Scrape it all into a tightly sealed bag and use it later for pizza topping, taco meat, meat sauce, chili, etc. It is a convenient crumbly ground beef product you can use for anything you can think.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:38 PM   #4
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Thanks much!
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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You wrote that you don't want to ingest all that fat. But, I would use some of that meat to make beef breakfast sausage. The fat really adds to the flavour in breakfast sausage.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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I prefer 73/28 and just drain after browning.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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If I had a fatty grind like that I would either make sausage or utilize the fat in a roux for a gravy-based dish.
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