Serious Eats: Talk
What to do with poor quality meat
The boyfriend purchased some flash frozen pre-formed hamburger patties awhile back that have been sitting in his freezer. In short, the quality is really poor, and it seems that a good percentage of it is fat. It's also this grayish-pinkish color too, and he tells me its kind of precooked or parcooked (seems pretty raw to me, but the color makes me want to believe him). It's also presalted, as I found out the hard way.
I hate wasting food, but the question is, what can I do with it to hide the mushy texture (or make it better)? Also, what can I do to extract the excess fat out of it?