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    So I had beef back ribs for lunch. The weight prior to cooking was 2.51 lbs. I should have weighed after cooking, but I didn't, and that's where my dilemma is. I feel like I got gipped. There was hardly anything to eat on them after cooking. I weighed the bones after eating, and they weighed 1 lb 4.6 oz. Is there any way to determine how much meat & fat I got off these rip offs? I don't feel like I got more than 4 oz. I like to track my calories daily, and would like to have accurate information for the day.
    Thanks!
    --Trish (Bork)
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  • #2
    Have you tipped away the fat that was in the bottom of your cooking tray? If you have it, and it's firmed up, I suppose you could try weighing it. Whatever's missing would be the meat, although some of the water in the meat would have steamed off, so it wouldn't be exact.
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    • #3
      I didn't even think of that! I just weighed the grease in the pan. It's 1.7 oz in its liquid state. Is it safe to assume 10% water burned off the meat? That would give me another 3 oz, wouldn't it?
      --Trish (Bork)
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      • #4
        Dunno! I'm an idea person, I'm not good with specifics
        Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread17722.html

        F/49/5'4"
        Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
        CW: 146.8 lbs
        GW 140 lbs
        A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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        • #5
          Hmm... the grease from the pan doubles in weight when solid. How interesting.
          --Trish (Bork)
          TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
          http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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          • #6
            I got it down to 8.5 oz. It seems fair... where are the math nerds when ya need em?
            --Trish (Bork)
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            • #7
              Me thinks you stress too much. Were the ribs good?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                Me thinks you stress too much. Were the ribs good?
                No. They were sad. There was hardly anything to them!
                --Trish (Bork)
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                  No. They were sad. There was hardly anything to them!

                  That sucks. I bought beef ribs once and had the same experience. Another reason I am a fan of the pig.

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