Winn-Dixie - Large water content in ground beef

Complaint
Review by naquinca on 2012-06-02
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PICAYUNE, MISSISSIPPI -- Today, after buying from Winn-Dixie since we moved here in 1982, we have occasion to complain about the huge volume of water drawn off from browning ground beef being prepared for a lasagna sauce. A 1.5 lb pack of beef should not have over three cups of water cook out, the fat was negligible. the water content outrageous.

We pay for beef by the pound making this very expensive water that had to be drained off so as not to provide too much liquid in the recipe. I do hope this is an isolated incident. If not we will change grocers.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-07-31
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-06-02:
Ground beef isn't supposed to have any water added, from what I can tell.

What leaness is this ground beef? Are you sure this isn't fat? I cooked 73% beef tonight, which I rarely do, and an incredible amount of fat came from cooking one burger.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2012-06-03:
If what is cooked out feels greasy, it's fat. If ground beef is frozen, the water content will increase, and would be cooked out with the fat.
Posted by raven2010 on 2012-06-03:
^^^What tmr and nerd said^^
Posted by jay on 2013-07-31:
I got 3/4 CUP OF WATER FROM 2-LB. OF GROUBD BEEF AND POT ROAST SHRUNK TO HALF THE SIZE.

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