Sirloin Patty

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If I buy a sirloin patty to make a burger, is that better for me than ground chuck? Also if I pressed it between paper roll to get the grease off does that significantly decrease the fat content? I like making my own burgers and have rationalized this as a healthier option than going to burger king.
 

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turbo
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No, sirloin is not healthier than chuck, just more expensive. If you want ground beef, you don't need the tender, less-flavorful cuts to make it. Shoulder cuts, flank, etc are just fine and make tastier burgers than loin cuts. Most meat counters will sell you lean burger if you want it. If you want to grill your burger, it is nice to have fat in the mix, since it helps the burger hold together on the grill. Lot of the fat renders out of the burger during cooking.
 
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There's just something wrong with the title of this thread.

I can't help thinking I'd rather date Sirloin Patty than Ground Chuck. That and wondering how she got the nickname, "Sirloin".
 
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If you have a meat grinder you can buy a very lean cut of beef, grind it up, and use bread crumbs and an egg to help hold the meat together.
 
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If you have a meat grinder you can buy a very lean cut of beef, grind it up, and use bread crumbs and an egg to help hold the meat together.
True. Chuck, neck roasts, etc can be very cheap. Not a lot of people have their own heavy-duty meat-grinders at home these days, though my wife and I have always had one. First, an old hand-cranked one, and for the last 20+ years, a heavy-duty Kitchenaid mixer with a grinder attachment. That heavy mixer is just one step below the restaurant-grade Hobart line, and is not something you often see in people's kitchens unless they are really serious about cooking.

That said, the meat counters around here will gladly pass a cheap, lean cut through the grinder for you at a slight charge, with or without added suet.
 
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I use the the Lean, Mean, George Foreman Grilling Machine. It sucks the fat out of a tennis shoe, thus making everything health to eat.
 
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I use the the Lean, Mean, George Foreman Grilling Machine. It sucks the fat out of a tennis shoe, thus making everything health to eat.
Sure! Just look at George for proof!
 
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If you have a meat grinder you can buy a very lean cut of beef, grind it up, and use bread crumbs and an egg to help hold the meat together.
That only works if you like well-done burgers. :yuck: By the way, lean beef mixed up with bread crumbs and egg are what I call meatballs...only edible if you drown them in sauce.

I use the the Lean, Mean, George Foreman Grilling Machine. It sucks the fat out of a tennis shoe, thus making everything health to eat.
And makes everything taste about the same as a tennis shoe, too.
 
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That only works if you like well-done burgers. :yuck: By the way, lean beef mixed up with bread crumbs and egg are what I call meatballs...only edible if you drown them in sauce.

And makes everything taste about the same as a tennis shoe, too.
True, true, and true. It seems we have some PF denizens that don't know how to cook, or at least don't know how to cook meat.
 

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