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Meat For Risotto Bolognese

Asked by MyBreadandShutter. Answered on 29th October 2017

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I am looking at the Risotto Bolognese recipe and just wondered what minced beef is? Is it the same as ground beef, or is it finely chopped beef? And if so, what cut? Thank you.

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Nigella's Risotto Bolognese (from KITCHEN) is a risotto made with a bolognese-style meat sauce. It uses minced beef, which is the British term for ground beef (and sometimes in the UK it is referred to just as "mince"). It is usually made from cheaper, tougher cuts of meat such as shoulder/chuck or flank, plus trimmings from other cuts.

For all of Nigella's own recipes on you can find the UK and US terms for the ingredients. At the top of the ingredients list there is a bar that has a button which you can slide across between "metric" and "cups". The page defaults to "metric" with UK ingredients and measurements, but if you slide the button across to "cups" you will find the US ingredients and measurements in cups, plus pounds and ounces where appropriate.

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