How to make your ground beef leaner!

Since it's Focus on Fitness Month now, I thought I'd share a quick and healthy tip that I've been doing for years, to make your ground beef lean! Sure, you can buy lean ground beef (and I certainly do when I can price-match it for a good deal). But did you know you can make even the cheaper, fattier stuff lean too…in just one step?? It's true! Here's what you do…

Brown your ground beef until it's about 80% cooked through.

How to make your ground beef leaner!

Drain the grease. I like to tip my pan up, scoot my meat to the high side of the pan, let the grease drain down, and spoon it out.

How to make your ground beef leaner!

Ready for the trick??

Add about 1/4 cup water to your beef (with the heat still on), and finish cooking it.

How to make your ground beef leaner!

 

You will be SHOCKED at how much additional grease comes out!

How to make your ground beef leaner!

 Whether you buy the cheapest beef or the nicest, leanest kind, this trick will still work. This is a great way to get away with buying the cheaper meat, but still making it healthier for you and your family.

How to make your ground beef leaner!

Aaaah. Don't we all feel better??

XOXO

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