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    How many points in a pound of hamburger - cooked?

    Thanks!
    Junglejoy

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    judyo53 Guest

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    It depends on what kind of hamburger you buy. I just bought 96% ground round. Does your package have nutritional info on it?

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    Nope. No nutritional info. I finally found it on the WW site and it said 15 points. That sounds about right. I really wanted to know how many points I saved if I switched from ground beef to Morningstar Beef crumbles. Sounds like I'll save about 5 points. That's about a point a serving. Very worth it!
    Junglejoy

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    imported_Kelly_S Guest

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    It really does depend on the how lean the beef is:

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ground Beef Information

    Recipe By :
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    Categories :

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    A study in the Journal of The American Dietetic Association* has good news for beef eaters. Nutrition researchers found that a simple rinsing process reduced the fat content of cooked ground beef crumbles by as much as 50 percent. And, blotting can be used to reduce the fat content of cooked burgers, meatballs and meatloaf.
    So whether you buy ground beef for taste, convenience or price, you also can enjoy the health benefits of lower-fat ground beef with a few easy steps. See Web-site for photo directions

    Journal of The American Dietetic Association, Vol 92 No. 11 Nov.1992

    Sources: Iowa State University, Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Nov.1992
    USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 11-1(1997)

    3-ounce cooked portion, pan-broiled to medium doneness
    Ground Beef - 80% Lean/20% Fat

    Pan-broiled patties* 228cals/ 15 g. fat = 6 WW points
    Pan-broiled patties, after blotting 217cals/ 14 g. fat = 5 WW points
    Pan-broiled crumbles, after blotting and rinsing 130 cals./ 5 g. fat = 3 WW points

    Ground Beef - 73% Lean/27% Fat

    Pan-broiled patties* 248 cals./ 18 g. fat = 6.5 WW points
    Pan-broiled patties, after blotting 230 cals./ 16 g. fat = 6 WW points
    Pan-broiled crumbles, after blotting and rinsing 135 cals./6 g. fat = 3 WW points

    Ground Beef
    Tips & Other Info

    One pound of lean ground beef equals 2 1/2 cups of cooked ground beef.

    Keep your freezer stocked with already browned ground beef for even quicker weekday meal preparation. Just brown it, drain, and seal in small freezer bags in one pound amounts.

    When cooking large quantities of ground beef, try boiling it instead of browning it. Use a large pot of boiling water, crumble in beef, stir frequently. Not only is this an easier way to cook ground beef, it also removes practically all the fat (which is now in the water, so degrease the water before dumping it down the drain). This method doesn't work with ground turkey.

    Ground Beef Nutrition Facts:

    3-ounce patty, broiled to medium doneness*
    Before blotting or rinsing and draining

    Ground Beef Product Nutritional Values:

    90% Lean/10% Fat 169 cals, 9 g. fat, 3.7g. sat. fat, 70 mg chol. = 4 WW points
    85% Lean/15% Fat 204cals, 12 g. fat, 4.8 g. sat fat, 71 mg chol = 5 WW points
    80% Lean/20% Fat 228 cals, 15g. fat, 6.0 g sat.,74mg chol = 6 WW points
    73% Lean/27% Fat 248 cals,18 g. fat,7.0 g sat.,77 mg chol = 6.5 WW points

    Source: *U5DA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 11-1(1997)

    Description:
    "Reducing fat by blotting and/or rinsing ground beef"
    Source:
    "www.beef.org/kitchen/nutr..._beef.htm"

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    My addition to this thread originally posted by Jane Starr

    4 ounces raw (approx 3 ounces cooked):

    92% lean - calories: 160; total fat: 9 gms; saturated fat: 4 gms; cholesterol: 60 mgs; sodium: 70 mgs

    96% lean (usually ground round) - 140 calories; total fat: 4.5 gms; saturated fat: 2.0 gms; cholesterol: 60 mgs; sodium: 50 mgs

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