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MimiLee 07-07-2012 07:41 PM

question about measuring meat
I made some yummy taco salad tonight. Since the hamburger was crumbled, I used my measuring cup. I measured out 8 oz. and boy was that a lot of meat!! In fact, I'm sitting here with a half plate of food......trying to eat it all. Did I measure wrong??

mammoth357 07-07-2012 11:48 PM

You cannot measure meat in a measuring cup ...you need a scale to measure weight. 8 oz is in weight not liquid measure....

Example: In a measuring cup, 1 cup equals 8 ounces. If you put burger in there and fill to 1 cup (8 ounces),,,you would have 1 cup of ground beef. (we are only allowed 8oz a day)

Now...that same cup of ground beef when put on a piece of saran wrap on a food scale might weigh 1 pound (16 oz in weight). This is just an example as I don't know the real weight....

I use a food scale....I cut and trim RAW meats and make weighed 8oz portions and freeze them. Cooked weight is less....so we are supposed to use raw weight.

Best wishes

LizRR 07-08-2012 12:36 AM

My coach gave me a general rule that 8oz is ~1/2lb, remember this is before cooking.

LindseyTradeChic 07-08-2012 01:56 AM

4oz is about the palm of your hand and the height of a stack of playing cards. So.. 2 times that =)

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