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Extra Lean Lamb Mince

#1
#2
Darn it..misread the title lol... Tesco's do a lean lamb mince, but haven't seen extra lean.
 
#3
I do my shopping online with Tesco - they don't have it, nor do Ocado - been into Asda, M&S and my local butcher and they only seem to have normal lamb mince
 
#4
I edited my original post, I misread, though it was regular mince not lamb..lol

I'm having one of those days!
 
#7
could you not use the Tesco healthy living lean one? You can always work out the syns but remeber if you cook it & drain off all the excess fat then it should be lower in syns anyway??
 
#10
Unfortunately I think it does make a difference. Yesterday I made some lamb and mint burgers using Tesco lean mince - the problem with making burgers is that you dont get an opportunity to drain off the fat, like would if you were cooking the mince in a pan.

When I ate the burger - I could tell that it was still very fatty - it was marked as lean, but that still had "up to 16% fat" on the label - and you could taste it.

Was lush though!
 

Mrs V

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#11
I make lamb burgers. I put everything in a food processor. Once mixed, I then shape into burgers, seal them on both sides in a pan and then either finish them off in a really hot oven, or on the barbeque. The fat will come out of them.
I dont count mine as syns, it hasnt effected my weight losses and I cant afford to spend the money on extra lean mince.
 
#12
Well, I could only find lamb mince - not even lean. Im going to chance it, and I think I'll cook the burgers on the George Foreman grill to make sure as much fat comes out as poss. Do you think it'll be ok?
 
#14
I've found lean lamb mince but not extra lean in Tesco or Waitrose. The normal mince works out as 1 syn per 28g raw so I just count the lean as 1/2 syn per 28g raw so a 500g pack would be about 9 syns.

TBH though I never usually count it - I made a lean lamb mince lasagne last night and it served 4 so would've been about 2 syns for my portion. I suppose if you don't drain off fat then I'd count it but it's one of those things you have to find what works for you!
 


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