Aaack...no wonder you were put off by it! No, I rinse and return to the pan and heat in the recipe. Some people will freeze it at that point and just add the beef crumbles in when they cook at a later time, but I'm not that organized.
Thanks for the tip about the imitation crab. I'll avoid that, too. One thing I forgot was the Special K Protein Plus cereal. It's 10 grams of protein, but beware, as there is high fructose corn syrup in it
. For me, the trade off is worth it; for others, maybe not. It's gotta be something you can live with, after all. If I had to make my pie chart look perfect every day and avoid all the things that are supposed to be bad, I'd be bingeing for sure!