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Making your own beef mince
What cut to use? (Stupid question, sorry)


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#1 runnybabbit

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

This is a bit of a cooking n00b question, but I usually use heart smart beef mince from Woolies, which is $13-14/kg. What cut of beef can you use to make your own mince that will be low in fat? I keep reading about how it's more economical, but the cheaper cuts either have a fair amount of fat or gristle. Or does gristle not matter once it's all minced up?

#2 bakesgirls

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

When I have made my own mince I have just used whatever was going cheap and spent time to cut off fat, sinew and gristle (if the meat had any, or too much) before I minced it.

Edited by bakesgirls, 27 November 2012 - 10:16 PM.


#3 runnybabbit

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE (bakesgirls @ 27/11/2012, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
spent time to cut off fat, sinew and gristle.


Ah, I had a feeling it might involve work. wink.gif Thank you.

#4 -Moxie-

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

Yep, I usually buy the cheapest I can find. The last 2 weeks our Coles has had silverside minute steaks for $8/kg. Hardly any fat on it so just cut and mince.

#5 nup

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

If you're throwing half of it out, wouldn't it just be more economical to buy the better cuts?




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