General Discussion 3

ground beef vs ground beef in tacos--fat drain?

canadave | Apr 24, 201211:58 AM

Hi all,

This may be a silly question, but....

When I buy ground beef (say, lean) from the grocery store, it's got a certain fat content (however much it is). Now if I prepare that ground beef as a hamburger, I'm basically eating whatever fat is contained in that meat.

However, when I use that ground beef for tacos, I heat the meat until it browns, and then drain off what seems like quite a lot of yellow oily fat liquid. Quite a bit of it. Does that mean that when I eat those tacos, the fat content of the meat is now quite a bit less than if I'd made hamburgers from that meat instead?

If so, does that mean tacos are intrinsically healthier than hamburgers, even if made from the same stuff?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›
Log In or Sign Up to comment

Recommended From CH