Extra Easy Lean steak mince? Free?

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  1. Muffindoll

    Muffindoll Full Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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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