I'm a little confused about Mince?

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  1. Watsonnicole1

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    Hi All,

    I have just tonight made the SW recipe Chilli (which was yummy) I did it as per the menu with Lean Mince from tesco. On the recipe it states 'free' but I have been reading through posts tonight that make me believe unless i've used quorn or extra lean mince it's not actually free :confused:

    I am on the extra easy plan btw, I'm on my first week.

    Thank You.x
     
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  3. Honeyoc

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    Hiya! The only mince you can have as a free food is extra lean mince (i.e. with 5% fat or less). I know some people boil regular mince and drain/wash it? :eek:
    This makes absolutely no sense to me and sounds grotesque so I just stick to extra lean mince from Waitrose :D
     
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    Yup - mince should be extra lean for it to technically be 'free'. Which recipe did you use? If it's a SW one, it should tell you extra lean mince.

    As extra lean tends to be more expensive, and never on special offer, a lot of people here tend to use lean, cook it, and then dry off the fat that comes out in the cooking. Bit naughty but easier!
     
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    I'm terrible and don't bother synning it lol
    I don't eat enough of it for it to affect my weight loss.
     
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    Extra lean mince is 2 packs for a fiver in Asda this week!

    I use turkey mince though, much much cheaper!
     
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    Tesco do an extra lean mince in their own healthy brand packet, it may not be helpful but it's in a green label pack and is a little bit more expensive but it's completely free. I don't think I could be bothered to rinse/wash lean mince just to make it free lol
     
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    And tesco do sometimes do 2 packs of their HL lean meats for a fiver as well, so you can get a pack of EL mince and a pack of, say stir fry strips or beef casserole chunks for a fiver. Yerrrs!
     
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    Or you could buy your own lean beef, which will probably be cheaper, and blitz in your food processor. I remember one time I had trouble finding minced chicken breast so I just bought a couple of breasts and minced it myself. Turned out really nice!
     
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    :eek: I still rinse my extra lean mince just hate to see goo on it:jelous:
     
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    OMG *dies* :eek:
    How do you do that?? I'm intrigued!!
     
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    You know what? I'm such a ditz! It does say extra Lean. Oh no!!! lol
    I do always drain the mince as I cannot stand floating stuff. How many syns would that of cost me? I didn't eat much maybe 1 heaped handful as this diet is making me stuffed! I've never eat so much. :eek:)
     
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    lol I boil after browning with fry light and then seive it then rinse with boiling hot kettle :)
     
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    Yep, me too, I brown it as normal then instrad of draining the fat I pour the whole lot in a sieve and put boiling water over it. (I buy lean mince)

    That is the only way I can see that you would get rid of all the horrible fat.
     
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    I stocked up on extra lean mince this week I paid 2 pound (sorry no pound sign on this computer its from oz) a 500g box in Asda, I like a bargain :D
     
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    Thank You all for your replies. Can anyone tell me the best mince (and bacon) to get from tesco at all? I shop online mostly and when I type in lean only Lean Lamb mince comes up.
    Many Thanks.x
     
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    try typing "healthy living mince" or mince beef/steak or browse the shelves - that's what I do!
     
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