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Tips for making lean ground beef patties tender?

I have to eat 93% lean beef as part of my diet. I am trying to find creative ways of cooking it because throwing it in the instapot with some tomato sauce is getting bland. I'd like to try making it ...
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How to fry ground beef so it is well-browned

I have been using a propane torch to brown up the ground beef at the end of frying it on the pan, but there must be better way that does not involve the torch; can it be done? Here's what I currently ...
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Is this ground beef safe to eat?

A few days ago I purchased a pound of ground beef from the supermarket, it was already on clearance when purchased. Since then, the beef has turned grey all throughout, and has a slight scent to it. I ...
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Frozen raw beef patties vs cooked refrigerated patties?

I love making burgers but it often ends up being very uneconomical since I can only get ground beef in 1kg+ amounts here and it often expires on the same day. Due to its short shelf life, I basically ...
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Why is bolognese cooked for so long?

Most bolognese recipes advise to simmer the sauce for 4 hours, some even advise to simmer longer than that. Until I heard about that, I had a recipe, which was a total of maybe 45min of cooking, ...
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Ground beef at home and food safety

Is there any benefits to grinding meat at home regarding safety? From my understanding, the reason a cut of meat can be cooked rare is that the outside ,which may be contaminated, gets cooked fully. ...
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Is it possible to transfer E-O157 from simply touching something with contaminated hands?

Today I went to eat at a local hamburger chain with my family. It was the type of restaurant where you can clearly see the workers making and prepping the food. While observing them make our food, I ...
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Can meat flavored tomato sauce be used without heating?

I saw similar questions but I can't comment as I'm new. Is there any tomato sauce with meat chunks? Can those be used without cooking?
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Ground beef burger patties turn gray not brown

Every time I try to cook burgers or meatloaf, my ground beef just ends up turning gray/white, instead of normal charred dark brown. I cant understand why. I have tried buying lean ground beef and ...
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Are rare burgers safe?

On a recent trip to France, I had a burger that was still pink in the middle. I know this is incredibly common in France (and it was delicious!) - but, as I understand it, it would never be allowed in ...
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Can I use ground beef meatballs in stews like Boeuf Bourgogne?

"Marbled" stewing beef is hard to come by where I live, beef is either steak or ground beef. Steak is expensive whilst ground beef is not. It's a shame I have to choose between these two poles. I'd ...
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Is the advantage of wagyu and other fine beef obliterated when formed into minced burger patty?

The best thing about wagyu and similar cuts is its fine marbling. I've recently seen a 'wagyu-beef-slider' on a menu at an upstanding and well respected establishment. Upon internal reflection of ...
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How much fat can be removed after cooking medium ground beef into sauce?

I bought medium ground beef when I intended to buy lean beef. I don't want to consume that amount of fat. Suppose I fry the meat then add tomatoes (on the way to a Bolognese sauce), cool the result ...
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frozen meat and pork kept in freezer for 4 years never opened [duplicate]

I recieved a freezer full of frozen meat is beef or pork is still good if frozen for 4 years. never unfrozen still in package from store
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How long should I bake a hamburger meatloaf, and at what oven temperature?

I invented my own recipe for meatloaf: hamburger, bread, 1 egg, dried onion bits, Worcestershire sauce, a bit of ketchup. Put into the oven at 350 degrees F. Please advise the ideal oven temperature, ...
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Is it safe to freeze ground beef one day before its expiration date?

I ended up buying some ground beef that was 50% off, I left it in the refrigerator one day, and now when I was cutting it into 500g (1.1 pound) pieces to freeze, I noticed that it was only one day to ...
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Will 93% lean ground beef stick in a non-stick skillet without oil?

I often cook 85% lean ground beef in a non-stick pan. When I first started doing this, I always added some oil to the pan before I cooked it, but then I learned that the beef had enough fat on its ...
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What makes frozen burger patties bland?

This has confused me for a while: it's observable that a lot of all-beef burger patties from grocery stores and fast food joints taste dull compared to homemade ground beef, but is the key difference ...
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Using frozen mince beef [duplicate]

I forgot to get my mince beef out of the freezer to cook tonight, so it's still frozen...Can I cook it straight from frozen or does it need to fully defrost?
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Reasons to sweeten ground beef macaroni casserole

A friend gave me a beef and macaroni casserole. It had an odd sweet taste, so I asked about the ingredients and seasoning. Turns out it included a half-cup of dark corn syrup[1]. I am wondering where ...
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Is it a good idea to use cardamom in chili?

I am preparing a chili for a contest. The recipe calls for cardamom (along with chili powder and cumin). I have never cooked with it before. From my research, it seems this spice is used more commonly ...
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what shall I do about this ground meat? [duplicate]

I left some ground meat in the refrigerator on a plate uncovered for 2 days, would it still be good to use it doesn't look like there is anything wrong with it? Answer asap please.
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Dealing with frozen ground beef

Last night, I had a small disagreement with my mother. She asked me to cook beef tacos for dinner. However, upon getting to the kitchen, I saw that the ground beef I was going to use was not fully ...
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What is the best way to store uncooked homemade beef patties?

I'm planning to grind my own beef patties, but I don't plan to use them until the next day, or perhaps the day after. What is the best way to store them until the day of? Would sticking them in the ...
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Use of ground beef in Chinese food

I rarely see ground beef used in many Chinese or American Chinese food recipes. Is there just a small number of uses for ground beef in the Chinese kitchen?
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How to prevent meatballs from drying out when I substitute a lean meat?

The meat in question that I use would be ground turkey, though this could apply for any leaner ground meat used to replace beef. This would also be more for recipes such as turkey burgers and ...
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Hamburger meat falling apart [duplicate]

I ran the meat through mincer once, formed burger approx. 3cm high, seasoned it, oiled from one side and put it in very heated pot and I put the lid on it. When I was turning it the other side down, ...
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Refreeze Ground Beef [duplicate]

I have a 10 pound log of ground beef - I want to thaw it and make meat-loafs, meatballs, and hamburger patties - once made refreeze for future use - is this appropriate?
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How to put the bacon IN the burger?

I want to make unique and hopefully really awesome bacon cheeseburgers tonight. If I had been thinking I would have purchased cuts of meat to grind myself, possibly with the cooked bacon, but what I ...
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Can I put raw ground beef in the crockpot when making chili?

When making chili in the crockpot, must the ground beef or turkey be precooked, or can I just throw everything in and cook it all day?
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How to brown ground beef so it comes out uniform and not chunky?

How do you get even small pieces when you brown ground beef? It always seems to come out chunkier than I would like.
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Olive oil vs almond oil for frying ground beef?

I need to fry some ground beef with some spices (black pepper, mustard seeds, cumin, cinnamon, salt, garlic, onion). I have olive oil and also almond oil. What are the relative strengths and ...
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Ground beef smells slightly sweet?

I opened up a package of ground beef today that I had bought the day before from a reputable grocery store. I left it out about an hour to warm up a little. It was grass-fed, which I don't normally ...
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Black Spot on Ground Beef?

So I bought some Lean Organic Ground Beef about a week ago, went straight into the Freezer. Used 3/4 of it for Hamburger helper, cooked all the way through...smelled fine and looked fine. However I ...
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Minced beef or lamb clumping - how to stop it

I've noticed that sometimes, I'll cook mince and providing I stir and chop the meat, it doesn't clump, but sometimes it does clump and I can't seem to work out any kind of pattern for when it does ...
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Conservation of ground beef

We planned to eat hamburgers tonight, so I bought 1.5 Kg of fresh ground beef at my store, at 3 PM. But then, we decided to postpone that to tomorrow night. Ground beef can be kept for at most 24 ...
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Cooking minced/ground beef with a jar of sauce

Backstory: I've never really lived independently before (even during college) and I've never really had to fend for myself much, so please forgive this elementary cooking question. I have about 1kg ...
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How long will ground beef stay good after being frozen?

How long will beef be good after being frozen? My boyfriend has ground beef in the freezer that has been there for almost a year. Is it still safe to cook?
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What meat should be used for Bolognese?

Bolognese sauce is a recipe that has earned my disrespect, despite me always keeping a pound of supermarket ground beef in the freezer ready to make it. You see, I use it as a fall-back recipe for ...
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How can I tell when ground beef is fully cooked?

So, how do you know that the ground beef is fully cooked when you are stir frying it on a sauce pan ?
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Are meatballs different from Hamburgers other than in terms of size?

The recipes in for meatballs and hamburgers have their variations, but a lot of overlap. Many look almost the same. Other than the cooking method and size, is there a fundamental difference that sets ...
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What's the best way to store (freeze) purchased ground beef?

When I buy my ground beef at the store it comes in a styrofoam tray with some sort of pad underneath to catch any excess blood (at least, I believe that to be the reason for the pad) and it is wrapped ...
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What's the most appropriate way to thaw hamburger meat?

So I've long been in the habit of freezing my meat when I get it home from the store, and then thawing it later. My fridge tends to be set rather cool (because someone in my house likes nearly frozen ...
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Why wouldn't you strain hamburger grease after cooking?

So I've got a friend who makes many dishes involving hamburger but doesn't ever strain it. The grease is added to a dish like Shepard's pie which to me just seems very gross. I see alot of posts ...
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How can I determine fat content in beef?

I'm looking to determine with as much accuracy as possible (without buying specialized equipment) the fat percentage of ground beef. Is anyone aware of a method that will get me reasonably close? I ...
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Why are drippings from restaraunt ground beef colored orange?

I've noticed over the years that whenever I cook ground beef from the grocery store, the drippings in the beef are typically clear in color. When eating out, if I order a particularly greasy ground ...
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Making patties from half-cooked ground beef

My roommate decided to store a sizable purchase of ground beef in the freezer. For reasons I don't entirely understand, he would thaw it as needed at cook temperature in the microwave, then refreeze. ...
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Freshly Ground Beef vs. Store Bought

What is the benefit of grinding your own beef via a food processor or grinder compared to just buying ground beef in the super market? Is there some magic freshness to the beef that can only be ...
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How to cook tubular ground beef using only disposable items?

How do I cook ground beef (in those 1 pound tubes) using only disposable items? Details: I can cook pizzas in my oven by putting them directly on the rack. I can cook chicken and toast bread by ...
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Beef: Red on the outside, brown on the inside

Take bright-red ground beef and put it in a freezer for a few days. After taking it out and letting it thaw, it looks fairly red on the outside, but brown on the inside. Why is that? From the ...