Fat in lean ground beef

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    Fat in lean ground beef


    Trying to do some rough calculations here.

    Wanted to switch up my food intake and take in some ground beef.

    When I cook ground beef unless I am BBQing it for burgers I always boil it in some water first to remove most of the fat content and then I drain, rinse and finish cooking it to crisp it up a little bit.

    Just wondering how much fat one might think I am losing. It says 8oz ground beef pan fried has like 44 grams of fat in it. Given how I cook it... I can see mine having that much fat.

    Any clue how much fat I might be washing away?

    Thanks!

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    No idea, but ground beef can range in fat from 70% to 95% lean. Gorund sirloin is the leanest cut you'll find.
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    I get 96% lean, I'd get 97% but it's like 50% more expensive. I pan fry my beef and drain the fat, then "towel it off" so to speak. I think it's fine, probably getting 2-4g fat per 30g protein, no big deal.
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    thanks guys.

    I wash and rinse pretty well. I don't imagine it's TOO much fat.

    Although, I am dieting. lol

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