Easiset Way to Drain Ground Beef


I never have enough counter space – I guess I’m a messy cook or I just have too many things on the counter – microwave, bread basket, coffee pot, George Forman Grill, blender, frog fish bowl, and of course pictures of my family. So I was always having problems finding space to drain the extra grease after browning ground beef for taco’s, chili, casseroles, sauces etc. So I came up with this alternate way to drain the grease. First start with a lean cut – lean ground beef or ground sirloin works best. Brown the beef as you normally would then add a couple paper towels. I wad them up and tip the pan and stir the paper towels around the edge until all the grease is absorbed. Use your spoon to pick up the paper towels and toss in the garbage. If you need too you can repeat the process – I use 3 paper towels for a little over a pound of beef.


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Attikos 5 years ago from East Cackalacky

Interesting! I've never tried that, usually just pour it all into a strainer over a bowl. I'll have to give this a go. Thanks.


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DeborahNeyens 5 years ago from Iowa

Interesting. I tip the pan up against the burner and let it sit there a while to drain, but then spoon the grease out into an empty can. This method sounds pretty simple and timesaving, in addition to space saving.


Saundra S 5 years ago

I use this method too! Works great!


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