Strange coloured liquid when using beef mince

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by quince, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. quince

    quince

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    Hi,

    I bought some beef mince today and cooked it up to but in a lasange. I've never bought this kind of mince before. It has some sort of strange (almost artificial looking) red/orange liquid forming at the top of the pot on the stove.

    When I take the liquid out, it becomes solid and turns orange in a few minutes.

    Is that the fat? I don't recall it happening with the normal mince I buy.

    I can't think what else it could be- my ingredients were Chicken stock and water, onion, garlic, cinamon, herbs and spices.
     
  2. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    Uhm, yes that's fat.  And the color comes from the cinnamon of course.  Maybe you bought ground beef with a higher fat content than usual.