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    Minced beef/turkey/pork?

    If I would like to cook something of turkey or pork or anything else and the meat is minced, can I say minced turkey or minced pork? Or I can only use minced beef for every kind of meat?

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    Re: Minced beef/turkey/pork?

    Quote Originally Posted by anikoa View Post
    If I would like to cook something of turkey or pork or anything else and the meat is minced, can I say minced turkey or minced pork? Or I can only use minced beef for every kind of meat?
    You can only use "minced beef" if it's actually beef, ie meat from a cow. We frequently just say "I made it with mince" or "minced meat" without being more specific. Many people don't particularly care which animal has been ground up for their plate.

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    Re: Minced beef/turkey/pork?

    You can have 'minced' any meat.

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    Re: Minced beef/turkey/pork?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Minced beef/turkey/pork?

    We would say "ground pork" or "ground beef" in the US.

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    Re: Minced beef/turkey/pork?

    What do you say for chicken or other poultry in the US?

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    Re: Minced beef/turkey/pork?

    If it's ground up, it would be "ground turkey" or "ground chicken."

    The only references to "mincemeat" here are either to old fashioned Christmases with mincemeat pie, or a threat to do bodily harm and "turn you into mincemeat."

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    Re: Minced beef/turkey/pork?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The only references to "mincemeat" here are either to old fashioned Christmases with mincemeat pie, or a threat to do bodily harm and "turn you into mincemeat."
    It's the same in BrE (though we put our mincemeat into 'mince pies'), but we can speak of 'minced meat' (two words) for what you'd call 'ground meat'.

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