Ground beef is a great ingredient for many dishes, but it can be high in fat. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the fat content while still keeping the important nutrients. This recipe will guide you through the process of draining, rinsing, and blotting ground beef in order to make it leaner, with minimal impact on its nutritional value.
For 1 people
- Ground beef
- Paper towels
- Choose ground beef that is lower in fat. Options range from regular ground beef (about 80% lean) to 20%, 15%, and 10% fat.
- Place the ground beef in a fine strainer or colander and rinse it with cold water. This will reduce the fat content by 4 or 5 grams per 3-ounce portion.
- For further fat reduction, blot the ground beef on paper towels. Hold the paper towel against each side of the beef for 30 seconds.
- Use the leaner ground beef in your favorite recipes.
Making leaner ground beef is a fast and easy process. With just a few simple steps, you can reduce the fat content without losing important nutrients. Enjoy the leaner ground beef in your favorite recipes, knowing you are getting the most nutrition possible.