Here is a great frugal living tip for ground beef. Reduced fat ground beef is extremely expensive. Did you know you can boil ground beef to remove its fat? Not only will it be better for you but it is also better for tacos, burritos and anything that requires crumbled ground beef. It also freezes better. The only down side to this is if you are using boiled ground beef it does take some of the flavor out of it, so you will need a heavier sauce. We use normal taco seasoning for our tacos and it is fine. Same for fajita sauce. My family is always looking for more frugal living tips to save us money and this ground beef remedy saves us a bundle since I am trying to loose weight plus it’s just another way to live healthier.
If you are trying to remove as much fat as possible you will want to boil for 10 minutes on high temperature. Remove from heat, pour out liquid, refill and boil for another 10 minutes. Repeat until you see a significant loss in fat peaks in the water. We have more frugal spending tips on the blog under frugal living.