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When you brown ground beef for a recipe after browning put it in a colander with small holes to drain and rinse with hot water this will reduce the fat up to 50%.Put ground meat in a clean pan and con
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Cut the fat by 50%

posted at 1/27/2011 10:10 AM EST
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When you brown ground beef for a recipe after browning put it in a colander with small holes to drain and rinse with hot water this will reduce the fat up to 50%.Put ground meat in a clean pan and continue on with the recipe.

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posted at 1/27/2011 10:24 AM EST
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This is very helpful. DH will not eat ground turkey, he insists on beef. I prefer turkey, but I will try this Gale!
Thanks for posting

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posted at 1/27/2011 11:04 AM EST
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What a good idea!~  Thanks

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posted at 1/27/2011 5:33 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Cut the fat by 50%:
This is very helpful. DH will not eat ground turkey, he insists on beef. I prefer turkey, but I will try this Gale! Thanks for posting
Posted by irma d

Irma, try a 50/50 blend of ground beef and turkey and see if he notices.
Watch the ground turkey you get.  Some has dark meat as well as skin included so the fat content is almost as high if not higher than a lean ground beef.  Read the labels on different brands.

Re: Cut the fat by 50%

posted at 1/29/2011 10:06 AM EST
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I found an article that states it is cheaper to buy the 80/20 % vs. 92/8 % if you rinse it and use as loose ground beef in a recipe. In 80/20 you have 20% fat deduced by half is 10% which is now 90% lean.Up to 50% cheaper

Re: Cut the fat by 50%

posted at 2/10/2011 11:55 PM EST
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My husband does not like ground beef.  I always use ground turkey (lean kind).

Your idea is very good for beef.

Re: Cut the fat by 50%

posted at 2/11/2011 5:05 AM EST
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I have been straining browned ground chuck (we like the flavor better) for over 35 years. I do not rinse it, but I do move it around with a spoon several times. If  I brown too much I just spoon the drained cooled meat into a zip sandwich bag & date & freeze. There is just a little grease left so the thawed meat will not stick to the pan when  cooking.

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posted at 2/11/2011 6:24 AM EST
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I saw this info on one of the day time tv shows....Dr. Oz??.....Great idea and it really does work!!

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posted at 2/11/2011 7:55 AM EST
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I bake every thing instead of fried food because it is better for you.

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posted at 2/11/2011 7:59 AM EST
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I like to use ground turkey in spagetti.  But it was not as good alone - as in a meatloaf.  But the mix sounds good.  I used ground chicken one time.  I did not like that at all.

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posted at 2/11/2011 8:24 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Cut the fat by 50%:
I like to use ground turkey in spagetti.  But it was not as good alone - as in a meatloaf.  But the mix sounds good.  I used ground chicken one time.  I did not like that at all.
Posted by Pat A

I tryed ground turkey in a meatloaf I did not like it at all tasted flat no favor.

Re: Cut the fat by 50%

posted at 2/11/2011 8:29 AM EST
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Thanks for the tip.  I have drained ground meat on paper towels too, to blot up a lot of the fat.

Re: Cut the fat by 50%

posted at 2/11/2011 8:36 AM EST
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If you like mushrooms finely chopped mushrooms have pretty much the same color and texture that browned ground beef does.  I will brown a pound of ground beef and a pound of finely chopped mushrooms to that and brown the mushrooms as well.  Brown the mushrooms after the beef has browned or there is to much moisture to get the beef browned. 
After I brown the mushrooms and beef I continue with my recipe, usually a chili or pasta sauce.  And I will add sliced mushrooms as well as the chopped ones to the recipe.
You never even know the chopped ones are there.

Re: Cut the fat by 50%

posted at 2/11/2011 10:51 AM EST
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 I love mushrooms,but don't you think it would be better to rinse the ground meat prior to adding the mushrooms? Mushrooms are like little sponges and would absorb the fat from the meat ? Baby bella's are wonderful and really do have a meaty taste.I really could do without the meat altogether when using baby bella's

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posted at 2/11/2011 12:57 PM EST
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I have tried it both ways with turkey and just ground beef.  The only problem I had was it clogged the sink so now I pour it into a empty coffee can and discard it that way.  It's not that I dislike our plumber it's his bill!

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posted at 2/11/2011 2:35 PM EST
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  That's why I use Dawn,if it's good enough for those greasy little critters it's good enough for me.No,not on the ground beef silly.The drain ,the drain . lol lol lol   I hope you know that I'm kidding.

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posted at 2/11/2011 2:48 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Cut the fat by 50%:
 I love mushrooms,but don't you think it would be better to rinse the ground meat prior to adding the mushrooms? Mushrooms are like little sponges and would absorb the fat from the meat ? Baby bella's are wonderful and really do have a meaty taste.I really could do without the meat altogether when using baby bella's
Posted by gale g

Yes I do get rid of the grease, although I do keep a bit or add some olive oil when I sauté the finely chopped mushrooms. 
I use almost any kind of mushroom but I have a mushroom that grows wild around here.  It comes up in the fall and when I find them I dry them or I have found that they can be frozen without cooking prior to freezing.  So I have several bags of Hen Of The Woods Mushrooms in my freezer.  Each mushroom that I find weighs between 5 and 10 pounds depending on when I find it.  So one mushroom does a good job of filling a portion of my freezer. Dried they take up much less room and are great for adding to chili and sauces. 

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posted at 2/11/2011 2:50 PM EST
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I have tried it both ways with turkey and just ground beef.  The only problem I had was it clogged the sink so now I pour it into a empty coffee can and discard it that way.  It's not that I dislike our plumber it's his bill!
Posted by Elsa M


Often during the winter I will mix the fat from beef with some bird seed and put that out for "my" birds.  Seems the squirrels love it as well.

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posted at 2/11/2011 4:15 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Cut the fat by 50% : Yes I do get rid of the grease, although I do keep a bit or add some olive oil when I sauté the finely chopped mushrooms.  I use almost any kind of mushroom but I have a mushroom that grows wild around here.  It comes up in the fall and when I find them I dry them or I have found that they can be frozen without cooking prior to freezing.  So I have several bags of Hen Of The Woods Mushrooms in my freezer.  Each mushroom that I find weighs between 5 and 10 pounds depending on when I find it.  So one mushroom does a good job of filling a portion of my freezer. Dried they take up much less room and are great for adding to chili and sauces. 
Posted by nikki p


I used to pick wild mushrooms,but since my mom passed away I don't trust my judgement,My grandfather ,her dad used to find all kinds of mushrooms,and she knew a couple of types.We would pick meadow mushrooms the kind that grow near pastures and inky's.She said that her dad would find some so big they were like a steak.I could live on mushrooms.The reason we stopped picking after my mom passed away,my brother drinks beer and makes some of his own,well some mushrooms and alcohol don't mix.He prepared his meal this one evening including some of the wild mushrooms and was drinking his beer and felt his throat closing up,he was going into anaphylactic shock.We took him to the ER and he left that evening he was fine, they gave him something to counteract the reaction.It's not that the mushrooms were bad just not good mixed with alcohol.There are a lot of edible mushrooms growing in the wild,but I don't know which ones are OK,so I just better not.

Re: Cut the fat by 50%

posted at 2/11/2011 8:05 PM EST
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When you brown ground beef for a recipe after browning put it in a colander with small holes to drain and rinse with hot water this will reduce the fat up to 50%.Put ground meat in a clean pan and continue on with the recipe.
Posted by gale g


Thanks for the tip Gale.   I usually just tilt the pan to let the grease run down and spoon it out to dispose of it but will have to try your way.  Should be a little healthier that way.
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