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Old 04-29-2021, 02:02 PM   #1
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Do pressure cookers soften ground meat? I have difficulty swallowing ground meat cooked in the conventional way. Thanks.

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Old 04-29-2021, 03:00 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to Discuss Cooking

Honestly, I don't know. If you have one, give it a try. If not, do you have a friend who has one that you can borrow?
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:11 AM   #3
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I wish I had but no one I know has one I can borrow��Thanks for your input though. Deb
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:36 PM   #4
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Are you saying ground meat as in cooked and broken up as a sort of crumble texture?

Or are you saying ground meat as in a compressed meat loaf texture.

I honestly do not know if, think that, a pressure cooker would change the texture of ground meat. But perhaps a change in the cut of meat for the grind? Perhaps ground tenderloin would be easier?

How about with gravy and/or mashed potatoes to soften the mouth-feel?
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:54 AM   #5
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Pressure cooking does make it a little softer. Not sure if it would help that much. If it is a size issue, perhaps pulse the cooked meat a few times in a food processor until it is finely ground but not paste.
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:38 PM   #6
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Try the cheaper, fattier ground beef. 73% lean, maybe. The extra fat will give it a softer, juicier mouth, and it will stay moister, easier to swallow. Tastier, too, if you're OK with a little more animal fat in your diet.
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