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Old 07-12-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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How to get rid of fat in minced meat?


Has anyone got any idea if it is possible to get rid of the fat in minced meat? Or reduce it? My husband bought some minced meat from a different supermarket to our usual one and it has a lot of fat in it.



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Old 07-12-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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Dry fry the mince meat so that it releases the fat. Drain the liquid fat off and then proceed to use the minced meat in your recipe. This will only apply to where the meat can be included ready cooked eg lasagna or bolognaise sauce.

Otherwise make burgers or meatballs and use ridged pans or bake on a rack so the fat drains away.

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Old 07-12-2007, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thanks miniman. I'll try the dry fry since I want to use it for bolognese.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:53 PM   #4
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You can also even put the cooked meat into a colandar to drain and rinse under very, very hot water. Put it back into the dry pan to evaporate any remaining water.
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:28 AM   #5
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I don't buy ground meat. I buy the meat then have it ground at the store or chop it up myself. This way I'm assured of what actually went into it as well as how much fat is included.
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