When you brown ground beef... don't just strain it. Rinse it. You keep the flavor and save fat & calories. This tip is especially useful when yuo compare super lean ground beef to regular ground beef. A 4-ounce raw portion of regular hamburger that has been cooked, drained and rinsed has approximately 155 calories, 9g fat, 4g saturated fat and 46 mg cholesterol according to my research.
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Brown ground beef, drain the fat, then rinse beef with hot water (use a mesh collander; see one of my other tips). (Using hot water congeals the fat, and it won't rinse out through the collandar.)
Then add cooked brown rice to "stretch" your yield!
I do this with sloppy joes, taco filling and chili. No one notices! You add little per serving in the way of calories/protein/fiber while you stretch your yield. Next I will try this with hamburger, using a little less rice (I use 1 cup cooked brown rice per pound of ground beef). Enjoy!
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