Mince

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Has anyone noticed that mince has become tasteless and needs more and more seasoning to make it edible. My better 1/2 has noticed so has her daughter and my mate who goes walking with me.
    Or is it that the rich members on Motorhome fun only eat prime steak?

    ShiftZZ
     
  2. stagman

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    Probabally something to do with regulations ? . I regulations .Where would we be without then:thumb:
     
  3. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Hello sailor !!! Still mincing around then ???

    I f you go to a "proper" butcher the mince is generally made up from offcuts of prime beef that has been aged for 28 days, and therein lies the difference !!! My lasagnas are a legend and I have to beat off unwelcome dinner guests with a big stick...
    Good morning all and have you put your clocks back ???...Stephen...:Rofl1: :Rofl1: :thumb:
     
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    I buy braising steak from the "proper" butcher and mince it myself. That way I know what Im getting and can control the amount of fat that ends up in the mince. The taste is far superior to anything a supermarket can offer. :BigGrin:
     
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    I remember proper butchers used to mince it when you ordered it in the shop. I don't recall plastic and polystyrene being part of beef cattles diet!!
    Or buy properly aged beef and mince it your self,i prefer to do it in a food processor on pulse.
     
  6. The Clangers

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    It's already been said, think beef ore you buy and steer clear of supermarket mince cows it is very poor quality. Buy butchers mince, I'l steak my reputation on it.

    Dvd
     
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    My missus agrees with all of that - she reckons that they put too much fat and things that might have come from the animal but not necessarily call meat in it :Eeek::Eeek:

    She also reckons they can get away with it because so many people like strong seasoning these days instead of the 'proper' flavours
     
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    I thought it was my age.
     
  9. American Dream

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    Buy it from a proper butcher and You'll notice the difference.

    A lot of them pad it (and sausages etc) out with lots of cereal and other non-meat products.

    Yuk.:shout:
     
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    We buy meat from three sources, two are traders at Guisborough farmers market and the other is a butcher in Stockton on Tees who has details displayed of all the farms which are the sources of his meat.

    All that we buy is much better quality than supermarkets and reasonably priced in comparison.

    Graham
     
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    Must admit gave up eating meat years ago, mainly for this very reason, lack of flavour in the meat we could obtain, never missed it. The only thing that could turn me back is the smell of a bacon roll but never bothered.


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    wouldn't eat it in the uk ; in france you can buy steak hache with the level of fat content you prefer for the dish you are cooking , 15% is about right for most things ...you can get 5% but imho it doesn't cook as well

    the cut is called chuck steak in uk , or pasty beef in cornwall !!

    you can buy frozen in kilo packs , 10 sachets inside
    or butchers have a machine , you choose the piece of meat you fancy , it minces it and spits it out in hamburger sized pieces if that's what you want

    price ? starts at about £4 / Kg for the frozen [ unless you want to pay for a posh brand ]
    butchers more of course

    they also sell hamburgers , of course ; absolute junk !
     
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    Best supermarket mince we have found is Aldi's Aberdeen Angus mince.
     
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    same here and it probably is
     
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    what for ?

    they'll only change them again in the spring...:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Don't be like that John - I've been congratulating myself all day because I actually managed to change the clock in the van this time :Laughing:

    Graham
     
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    Likewise Graham. and the car.


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