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Subject: Ground Beef Question
Date Posted: 1/17/2011 10:26 AM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2009
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I was watching a cooking show the other day and they were making some dish with ground beef.  The ground beef was "finely crumbled".  How do they do this?  When I cook ground beef my is always more "chunky".  Hope that makes sense. Anyone have any tips for a more "finely crumbled" ground beef?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 7:18 PM ET
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Try using a potato masher or a pastry blender for breaking up the ground beef as it cooks.  I have seen some kitchen tools made for this purpose, but have found that you can usually use something you already have to get similar results.  If all else fails, cool your cooked ground beef, then pulse it in a food processor or blender until it is the consistency you want.

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 12:03 AM ET
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Thanks for the tips.  I had considered using a blender but didn't know if that would screw something  up.  Will try it next time I am using a ground beef recipe.

Thanks again