This is especially a helpful tip for IBS sufferers who like beef but not the grease. Get a wire-mess colander and run hot water over that freshly cooked beef for a minute or so. You rinse a lot of that grease out and you do your innards a good deed.
We do this when we need beef in a casserole, lasagna, or Hamburger Helper, etc. I don't pay for it the next day.
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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.
To boil prepare lean ground beef for dishes, add a bit of water to ground beef in pan... when cooked, pour into colander... rinse with water... put back into pan... brown ground beef... Fat Reduced Lean Ground Beef!
When I need ground beef for tacos/sloppy joes/chili and other unformed dishes, I cook the beef in a pan, then drain as much grease as possible. Then I put the cooked meat in a fine mesh collander and rinse it with hot water (cold water congeals the fat) to get rid of the remaining fat.
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