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#201211 - 06/19/18 03:45 AM Drying Ground Beef
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I finally tried mixing bread crumbs with ground beef before browning and dehydrating. It works! It rehydrates much better. Not sure where I first heard of this (maybe here) but I was prompted to try it by Dixie's video on her "Homemade Wanderlust" channel on YouTube.

I combined 1/4c each of the dried beef and couscous and 1 tbsp of Lipton onion & mushroom soup mix with boiling water, let sit in cozy for 10 minutes, and it was fairly decent. I actually ate it all, unlike some of my other experiments. I think there may be other soup or gravy mixes I'd like better. Open to suggestions.
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#201214 - 06/20/18 01:55 PM Re: Drying Ground Beef [Re: Bill Kennedy]
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Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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#201215 - 06/21/18 03:34 AM Re: Drying Ground Beef [Re: CamperMom]
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Guess I should have mentioned it's 1/2 cup bread crumbs per pound of ground beef.

Here's a link to Dixie's video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptx6MKzaB-8
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#201230 - 06/25/18 09:16 AM Re: Drying Ground Beef [Re: Bill Kennedy]
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It sounds interesting and I will try it. I have always rinsed my cooked ground beef with boiling water to help remove the fat, before dehydrating. I would imagine that the bread crumbs will hold the fat and rinsing may not help. I normally keep my dehydrated meat in the freezer until I need it. I wonder if adding a bit of cure to the raw meat would matter.

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#201231 - 06/25/18 03:25 PM Re: Drying Ground Beef [Re: wgiles]
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I guess the bread crumbs help the dried meat re-absorb water. I also rinse the meat after browning. The video is worth a look.
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