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Minced Meats

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LetsTalk33 Wed 04-Apr-18 17:13:47

Why every time I cook minced meat it cooks as blocks of meat instead of the little minced meat pieces??? Why does that happen?? What am I doing wrong??? blushsad

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MySockIsWetAgain Wed 04-Apr-18 17:22:45

I bash it with a wooden spoon as it's browning. Once it falls apart in that stage, it doesn't stick together again.

retirednow Wed 04-Apr-18 17:29:43

I put a bit of oil in the pan first,heat it up then put the mince in and constantly break it up using two forks until it's brown, then drain any fat or water off before I add the rest of the stuff.

bottleofredplease Wed 04-Apr-18 18:26:01

Yes bash it lots

Bexter801 Wed 04-Apr-18 18:32:50

I attack it with wooden spatula whilst cooking,just continuously mash it. Also just on a medium heat,not too high. Then I drain the oil out after...and carry on

ToriRay Wed 04-Apr-18 18:35:10

Think you're meant to brown it in small batches. I can never be arsed, so bash with spoon!

LetsTalk33 Wed 04-Apr-18 21:51:38

Thanks, ladies!!! I'll give Jose techniques a try! smilewink

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LetsTalk33 Wed 04-Apr-18 21:51:59

Those* blushgrin

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BlueCowWonders Wed 04-Apr-18 21:53:45

If you buy frozen mince it seems to separate better. And you just cook from frozen

porkinmyteeth Wed 04-Apr-18 22:01:55

I was watching man v food and the American way of cooking mince is to wait til it's cooked then mash it with a potato masher. I tried it whilst making a chilli and it worked a treat

kateandme Thu 05-Apr-18 12:54:59

no no no don't bash it!its like steak it breaks and mushes up with it wter content.let it get colour first so it your not mushing more mincing more raw mince.then slow sepeerate the lines as it cooks more and more.
bashing it raw is mincing more mince.

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