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Extra Easy Lean steak mince? Free?

#1
I usually buy extra lean mince when I can but a few times lately I have been to the supermarket and they have only had normal mince and lean steak mince.
Do you think I can count the lean mince as free if I drain off any fat - to be honest last time I bought it there didn't seem much if any fat to drain off anyway.
It annoys me how much more expensive it is for extra lean - I suppose you get more meat for your money as theres no fat but it bugs me that its more expensive to be healthy
Thanks!
 
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Vixxster

Nojo on the YoYo
#2
some people cook it and then drain it in boiling water, but I reckon this ruins the flavour. Lean mince is syns.

I just use turkey mince now, it's half the price of ELB and is free food.
 
#3
I never even though of that, I have been buying turkey fillets instead of chicken cos they are cheaper, I didn't even think about doing the same thing for mince, what a good idea. Sometimes I end up missing out altogether as I can't afford the extra lean beef mince.
Thanks for that X
 

Vixxster

Nojo on the YoYo
#4
No probs. it does need seasoning as turkey mince can be bland but if you make bog with it, crumble a chicken oxo or two into it before you add the passata and herbs, and for burgers, season well with oregano before frying in fry light.

ELB mince I only get on special occasions now anyway, or of OH specifically requests some cow flavour. Otherwise he gets turkey bog and loves it.
 

Emz118

Desperate to be slim!
#5
I drain the lean mince... dry fry it in a non stick pan, then pour it into a sieve and leave it for 5 mins until it's dry.

Sometimes I buy extra lean, but it depends on the prices.

Emma
 


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