Lasagna With Diced Meat Instead of Ground Meat

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by kc27, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. kc27

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    Has anyone ever substituted  diced meat for ground meat in lasagna? If so how did it turn out? I was going to give this a try and was wondering if it would ruin the lasagna, 
     
  2. brianshaw

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    Never diced but often used shredded meat. Works great. Diced should work if he dice is small enough. But I'd prob give it a few whirls in a food processor.
     
  3. chefbuba

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  4. french fries

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    If I have the time, I prefer to cut the meat with a knife, rather than using ground. For lasagna I prepare a bolognese ragu, so usually I'll get skirt or flank and cut it into very small dice. It's cooked for several hours with milk, which helps give the meat a velvety texture.... can't get that from ground meat IMO.