100% British Beef Mince 500g - £1.55 @ LIDL
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100% British Beef Mince 500g - £1.55 @ LIDL

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Found 17th Jul 2015
I often buy my mince from Lidl because it appears to be the cheapest around for 100% beef mince at its regular price.

Just been and noticed they had it on offer for just £1.55 this week so stocked up on a few packs. I think its a good deal and perfect for my home made burgers this weekend

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Do you know the fat comtent of this? Genuine question

Supermod

Looks like this is the British beef (not steak mince) so i've updated your image.

Chr1sOfTheDe4d

Do you know the fat comtent of this? Genuine question



States "Typically 20% fat".

20% fat, no thanks. COLD

Now and again Lidl reduces it to 89p, saturday and sunday deals. I always stock up then.

Rudess

20% fat, no thanks. COLD


well just fry it then drain the fat or is that too hard for you to do

mmachine

well just fry it then drain the fat or is that too hard for you to do



No I just buy with less than 10% fat, easier

We just put all the mince to one side of the pan and tilt it slightly, all the fat runs to one side and we soak it up with a few pieces of kitchen towel folded into quarters........

Line a mug with some kitchen foil. Push all mince to one side of pan, tilt pan and spoon fat into lined mug. Wait to solidify and chuck in the bin. Easy.

Rudess

No I just buy with less than 10% fat, easier


is that the 10% fat with about 10% horse meat in it

Thermobaric

Line a mug with some kitchen foil. Push all mince to one side of pan, … Line a mug with some kitchen foil. Push all mince to one side of pan, tilt pan and spoon fat into lined mug. Wait to solidify and chuck in the bin. Easy.



Nice one. Was sick of binning mugs full of solid fat.

pippajohnst1207

Nice one. Was sick of binning mugs full of solid fat.


just bring back the bread and dripping days yum yum lol

pippajohnst1207

Nice one. Was sick of binning mugs full of solid fat.


well he did say - Line a mug with some kitchen foil first then when frozen take the foil with the fat still in it out of the mug then throw that away but still keep the mug - or was that too hard for you
Edited by: "mmachine" 17th Jul 2015

If you want lean buy fillet steak . Lean mince sticks to everything and has the texture of cardboard

some people so funny here and never clue about cooking,regularly i buy this beef mince when make own burger,meatball,kebap.because withouth fat mince meat not any diffirent then hay.20% really normal when cooking .turust me when eat take away or even well know pub fat percent nearly double.i only buy lean steak mince when cook bolognese.your body need fat even sugar for daily routines,of course to much not good for body but once or twice a week not harm your body
Edited by: "rocco35" 17th Jul 2015

gazdoubleu

If you want lean buy fillet steak . Lean mince sticks to everything and … If you want lean buy fillet steak . Lean mince sticks to everything and has the texture of cardboard


depends on the way you cook it

I find this need for ultra lean meats on HUKD completely bizarre. High meat content pork sausages or beef burgers are horrifically bland and dry (and you pay a premium for them as well because they know there are lots of these mugs out there that will pay it!). You want fat in them to make it taste/juicy. Why do you think steaks have fat on them? And why do you think ribeye is one of the most popular cuts of steak around? It's because when it cooks the flavour from the fats absorbs directly into the meat.

At the end of the day, you're still eating red meat. Stop kidding yourself (and wasting money) by routing out ultra lean red meat! It's no good for your heart whatever way, shape or form you consume it... So you may as well enjoy it when you do.


Edited by: "mamboboy" 18th Jul 2015

mamboboy

I find this need for 0% fat on HUKD completely bizarre. Lean pork … I find this need for 0% fat on HUKD completely bizarre. Lean pork sausages or beef burgers horrifically bland and dry. You want fat in it to make them juicy. Why do you think steaks have fat on them? And why ribeye is one of the most popular cuts around?At the end of the day, you're still eating red meat. Stop kidding yourself (and wasting money) by rooting out 0% fat content meat!


thats true but there is no such thing as zero percent fat
Edited by: "mmachine" 17th Jul 2015

makes me laugh the amount of people that go to a takeaway and buy there meals and then ask for a diet coke or diet pepsi

mmachine

no such thing as zero percent fat


Ha, yea, kinda got ahead of myself. Have edited it now

mamboboy

Ha, yea, kinda got ahead of myself. Have edited it now


no probs just look at post 3 that poster has defo got at least 30% fat between the ears

Have some heat, irrespective of fat content, like for like that's a good price for some mince compared to other supermarkets

Personally I make burgers from it for the bbq and the fat helps with the cooking

dfaz

Have some heat, irrespective of fat content, like for like that's a good … Have some heat, irrespective of fat content, like for like that's a good price for some mince compared to other supermarkets 8)Personally I make burgers from it for the bbq and the fat helps with the cooking


thats true just grill most meats cos its amazing the amount of fat that comes out of it

Banned

20% fat content mince is the best amount for a good taste and not that fat you can always drain some of it after cooking it anyways so go to Waitrose and buy tha less than 2% fat crap they sell to **** like you, PS: free range is killing us all.

the fat is where the majority of the flavor is, if you dry fry and are making say a lasagna, you don't even need to drain it, that 20% won't be noticeable in the sauce.

Personally I wouldn't go for anything less than 20% fat content, its a good all round amount for any recipe, especially things like meatballs and rich saucy dishes, which mince is generally used for, and the 'fat' isn't 'bad fat', your body needs it.

you probably use more fat, and more unhealthy types of fat by buying a lean mince, and using a little of your chosen oil to fry it in.

eset12345

the fat is where the majority of the flavor is, if you dry fry and are … the fat is where the majority of the flavor is, if you dry fry and are making say a lasagna, you don't even need to drain it, that 20% won't be noticeable in the sauce.Personally I wouldn't go for anything less than 20% fat content, its a good all round amount for any recipe, especially things like meatballs and rich saucy dishes, which mince is generally used for, and the 'fat' isn't 'bad fat', your body needs it.you probably use more fat, and more unhealthy types of fat by buying a lean mince, and using a little of your chosen oil to fry it in.



Males need at least 30% of their calorie consumption from fats for optimal hormonal function. People who live on low fat diets are caving their way into rabbit starvation/protein poisoning. Also, do yourself a favour and give a read on the research out there. Sticking a label is easy, but that doesn't ensure you're actually getting what you're paying for:
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this is why there is such a problem with obesity, people get very confused. There are good fats and bad fats Monounsaturated fat and Polyunsaturated fat are good fats, fats which should give you up to 25% of your calorie intake and essential for cardiovascular health... Bad fats are saturated fat, the fat that comes from high fat cuts of meat, like beef, cheese, full fat dairy, ice cream etc. You should get 5-10% of your calorific consumption at most from these sources.

Regularly eating mince with a 20% fat content, or any high fat cuts like pork or lamb is not going to do you any good at all, however nice they taste.

This mince is poor. Spend a little extra and buy some quality meat instead of consuming this rubbish

Never bought meat from lidl so not gonna vote either way, but would never buy 20% fat content minced again. Max 10% from now on
Edited by: "oranjuice" 18th Jul 2015

I'm amazed at the comments in this thread. Simply pour excess fat out when cooking! It's not difficult.

I'm with the health freak, I would never buy 20% fat mince. Spend a little more and buy a healthier one is MY view. He was merely pointing out his point of view, and he's entitled to his opinion without being completely slated on here. Who says he eats takeaways etc anyway, so why imply it? Rhetorical, so please do not respond!

This is not at all Lidl stores this weekend. My store has half price pork rib rack at £1.49.

Its a great offer but I prefer to buy turkey mince, much leaner but you do have to add a pinch of herbs to give it any flavour (_;)

Heat added for a great price, especially those on a budget who might just want to drain the fat away .... or enjoy its fuller flavour

rocco35

some people so funny here and never clue about cooking,regularly i buy … some people so funny here and never clue about cooking,regularly i buy this beef mince when make own burger,meatball,kebap.because withouth fat mince meat not any diffirent then hay.20% really normal when cooking .turust me when eat take away or even well know pub fat percent nearly double.i only buy lean steak mince when cook bolognese.your body need fat even sugar for daily routines,of course to much not good for body but once or twice a week not harm your body



Hi Rocco I think I may have seen some of your videos

Zes Germans did not vin de var but are trying to kill us with are own fat

pippajohnst1207s post made sense but I think you must have misunderstood it.

mmachine

well he did say - Line a mug with some kitchen foil first then when … well he did say - Line a mug with some kitchen foil first then when frozen take the foil with the fat still in it out of the mug then throw that away but still keep the mug - or was that too hard for you

Drain the fat as normal, then stick the lot in a colander and pour a kettle of boiling water across it. Fat = vaporised.

Banned

5% or 10% for me. Butcher swears blindly that no supermarket could accurately label % fat in mince and it's been a family business for over 100 years. I monitor my fat/carbs/protein so supposed known fat content helps me keep track.

In this thread: people who think they're clued up on nutrition because they've read a couple of articles in the Daily Mail.

Fat means nothing. People who are conscious about fat levels and buy 0% fat are usually 20 stone, due to the papers and advertising not explaining it properly.

Everyone needs a certain level of fat in their diet- that's why many people recommend cooking with butter over sprays- healthier in the long run. Anyway, 0% fat usually means high in carbohydrates- which is what is turned into fat

This mince is very good and makes superb burgers. If I'm not doing them on a barbeque you can get an almost similar flame-grilled taste by dry frying them in a wok on a stupid high heat. I take the diffuser off the gas ring and use the jet of flame directly on the wok. If you angle the wok you can get some of the fat to catch fire which gives an awesome flavour. I dry fry pretty much all meat this way. Make sure you've got a bit of pink left in the middle and put on a sprinkle of salt while you let it rest, you don't need too much.

Lean mince is awful for burgers and meatballs.
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