OK ..... here is a trick that is used by a lot of " Restaurants " and " Fast Food Joints " as a way to get their " Ground Burger " to be so tender in their meals .....
Might sound crazy but that's what they do ..... and it isn't that crazy when you think about it.
" Boiling your burger does two things: "
- Takes the majority of the fat out of it. - ( which isn't good for you anyway - plus it doesn't remove the flavor of the burger )
- Makes it a lot softer and also able to absorb more of the flavor of whatever it's added to.
- Take anywhere from 1 to 3 lbs of " unfrozen " ground burger and place it in a Large Pot.
- Add any seasoning that you'd like depending on your meal - ( " optional " and not really necessary - only helps flavor a little )
- Example: 1 or 2 Tablespoons of Taco Seasoning for Tacos ...
- Example: 1 or 2 Tablespoons of Chili Seasoning for Chili ...
- Example: Fresh diced onions or celery for a Soup ...
- Add enough water to cover the burger by about 1 inch.
- Use a kitchen spoon to separate the ground beef until it's all broken up to the size you'd like.
- Set your burn on high and bring to a boil.
- Once your water boils, turn your heat setting to medium, and continue stirring the beef until it is brown. ( This should take about 3-5 minutes )
- Then strain your beef and it's ready to use in whatever meal you'd like.
If you don't want to use your burger right away it can be stored in the fridge for about " 48 hours " in a sealed container. You can also freeze it in freezer bags for " up to 3 months ".
If you are going to freeze your burger first let the meat cool to room temperature. Then use a spoon to scoop up the meat and place it inside of a freezer bag. Fill the bag about 3/4 of the way full, and place it inside your freezer. When you want to use your frozen meat, let it thaw in the fridge for 2 - 4 hours.
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