Photo taken from The Pioneer Woman – she’s quite somethin’
My beloved Today Show gave me a very useful piece of information the other morning. How many of us only buy the lean 94/6 beef, all the while cursing the prices of that ground chuck? Here is our answer!
Buy that ground chuck (and give yourself a pat on the back for clever, frugal shopping) and cook the meat in your skillet. Once the meat is browned and cooked, pour the meat into a strainer and pour very hot (almost boiling) water over it, catching the drippings in a pan or cup. This takes away most of the fat, essentially giving you lean meat and a much better price!
Who doesn’t like that?
*Please don’t wash your grease down the sink – bad for your plumbing and the environment. If you live in Dallas – check out the cease the grease website here