Monday, June 20, 2011

Tuesday's Tips and Tricks

So, last month I told you about rinsing your cooked ground beef to lower the fat.  But what about something like meatloaf, that can't be rinsed?

Well, I've got a trick for that too.

I do buy leaner (90/10) ground beef when I'm going to make meatloaf, but that's still 10% fat.  

I line the pan with foil, and then I scrunch up another piece of foil and set it in the bottom of the pan.

After I form the meatloaf, I set it on top of the scrunched foil.

As the meatloaf bakes, a lot of the fat drains off into the scrunched foil, while the meatloaf sits above it on top.

I then just lift off the meatloaf onto a serving plate, and discard the greasy foil.

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Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Great tip about the foil!

Paula said...

What a great tip! I will definitely try this as seeing all of the fat in the pan that comes out of meatloaf is a real turn off.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Great idea, Holly! I always end up putting meatloaf on paper towel to get some of the grease out. This is a much better solution! Thanks for the tip!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good tip, Holly! I have yet to find a meatloaf recipe I like...have you shared one here on the blog before??

Holly said...

Amanda, my meatloaf recipe is in this post

stephaniegiese said...

Great tip. I wish my hubby would eat meatloaf, because I happen to like it. :)

I'm having a little glitch again, Holly. I have your button in my post, but it still won't let me link up:

Leah said...

ok seriously..that is a GREAT TIP!

Becky@Organizing Made Fun said...

Your linking up took a couple of tries. I put your link back in my post but it wanted a specific one, not the "feed" one that I usually use. So, it may be a problem for others.

Becky B.
Organizing Made Fun

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Brilliant! I'm going to take this one and run with it.

Richella said...

Holly, that's a tip I've never heard! That's a great one! Thanks for sharing it.

Hope you're having a good week. It's been so hot here--I keep looking out at my porch, thinking it would be nice to sit out there--but I'm a wimp! :)