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Jen asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 2 months ago

I just cooked up some ground beef. Is it ok if I STORE it with its grease, to prevent it from drying out?

And then when I heat it, drain it then?

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes,either way is fine.

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  • 2 months ago

    Sure, you could also drain the grease and add a bit of beef broth or even water that can be drained off or added to whatever you are making as part of the liquid in your dish.

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  • IvaB
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    2 months ago

    Yes...............

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes.  What do you think the grease is going to do in a negative sense that you ask the question?

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  • 2 months ago

    Nothing wrong with that.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes I do that all the time

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes.  In fact, I always do this with both chicken and ground beef for that very reason.  When you heat it up and drain the fat, most of it will be gone but a tiny amount will cling to the meat.  You want and need this for flavor.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Just curious, but why would you want to cook it and then store it?

    • Jen
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      2 months agoReport

      It will save you so much time, to be able to reach for it! Usually I strain and them I just grab it, even frozen doesn't matter, then toss in spaghetti sauce or whatever, and I don't have to take the time to cook and them clean that pan. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It won't dry out if it's in a sealed container or covered with cling film and stored in the fridge. You haven't got all the fat out anyway. Just most of it.

    • Jen
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      2 months agoReport

      Oh, ok, good to know. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes that's fine, but completely unnecessary and rather messy.

    If your ground beef is drying out, you aren't storing it properly.

    • Jen
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      2 months agoReport

      Well typically I just toss in sauce, but I was considering using a pound directly, like for tacos or stuffed potatoes kind of things. So I didn't know if that would be different.

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