When fixing casseroles, taco filling, sauces or anything requiring cooked ground beef, use an old fashioned biscuit cutter to mince the beef while it's browning. This prevents lumps.
I use my pie crust maker with the four metal pieces on the bottom to take the lumps out of hamburger. Really good for chili and sauce.
If you pour in a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar, the meat will crumble easier.
By Suzi Homemaker
I just mash it with a fork while it's cooking.
I use the potato masher. Works well. I also add about 3/4 cup water to the pan, and pour off the grease with the water when the meat is cooked. Pour through a colander into a bowl, and then rinse the cooked meat with hot water while still in the colander/bowl. This removes most of the grease. Drain and use the meat. I pour the greasy water in an out-of-the- way corner of my yard.
I add in about 4 Tablespoons of plain tap water to my ground beef after it has just started to warm up and can be stirred eaisly in the pan. Remove from the heat for a moment while you stir it all together. When it is well mixed and uniform in consistincy, (kind of mushy), I put it back on the heat and brown, stirring often. The meat comes out very fine. This is great when making tacos and homemade hot dog chili.
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