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Just curious about ketchup, etc

When using ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce, etc. do you pour just enough on the meat or do you make a big puddle on the plate and waste what you don't use?

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  1. I don't use Ketchup or Mustard, but do use BBQ sauce and A-1 sauce on meat. I pour just enough on the meat to spread a light coating.

    My kids, however place large globs of ketchup and dressings on their plates to dip into, and end up throwing out more than 50%. This waste burns my a**.

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    1. re: bagelman01

      Sadly, mrs g does the same thing, as does her older brother, and I have the same reaction as you do. They're from Brooklyn; do you suppose that has a bearing on it?

    2. Depends what it's for... for burgers, hot dogs, etc, then I put just enough on. If it's for fries or anything dipped, then it goes on the plate.

      1. I squirt directly into my mouth.

        Sort of like Jell-O shots, but without the Jell-O.

        1. If the bottle's still about,
          A little dab'll do it.
          For if your catsup runneth out
          'Tis easy to renew it.

          But if the bottle's put away,
          Make sure your dab is ample;
          For nothing makes the tastebuds fray
          Like a scanty seasoning sample!

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          1. I agree with JJ, depends on what it's for..... A cheeseburger? Goes directly on the bun, sometimes, the meat itself. Fries? Goes on the plate ;)