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Old 02-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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Ground Beef Stinks

I don't hardly use ground meat anymore because the bits of gristle are just gross and off-putting.

I used to tolerate it but I can't anymore.

I use chicken in just about everything nowadays because I know there won't be any unpleasant surprises but I would like to enjoy a slice of meatloaf every once in a while.

Any ideas?

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Old 02-19-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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Grind your own beef, removing the gristly bits before grinding.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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Grind your own beef, removing the gristly bits before grinding.
Yes, I suppose that would be the obvious solution.
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When all else fails...
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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I once read you can't win suing a restaurant for a piece of meat gristle that causes major damage as it's an inherent part of the product and not foreign material. Sometimes a restaurant will settle to avoid the publicity of a trial, one they will win.

I knew you knew that.

I really don't see what you're talking about with regards to gristle in hamburger. I don't crunch on gristle much.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:54 PM   #6
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When all else fails...
Except that I don't own a grinder.

Sooooo, what should I ask for when I visit the meat counter at my local Kroger?

And do they like smart ass customers?
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I once read you can't win suing a restaurant for a piece of meat gristle that causes major damage as it's an inherent part of the product and not foreign material. Sometimes a restaurant will settle to avoid the publicity of a trial, one they will win.

I knew you knew that.

I really don't see what you're talking about with regards to gristle in hamburger. I don't crunch on gristle much.
I'm being pathetically sarcastic as usual but I really do despise chewing into a piece of gristle because that's just friggin' gross.

I mean, that's REALLY gross!

I was just wondering if there was a gross-free grind that didn't involve gristle and what not.
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Except that I don't own a grinder.

Sooooo, what should I ask for when I visit the meat counter at my local Kroger?

And do they like smart ass customers?
Food processor???

I've only found unruly lumps of gristle in those 5 pound chubs. I think if the Kroger has a meat counter you should buy your beef there.

I appreciate smart ass customers...I don't know if your local guys do, though. Might try a Knock, Knock joke first.
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Except that I don't own a grinder.

Sooooo, what should I ask for when I visit the meat counter at my local Kroger?

And do they like smart ass customers?
Any butcher, at your request, should be happy and willing to grind whatever meat you provide them with. Go to their case, get a piece of chuck, ask them to grind it, done and done.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:14 AM   #10
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Food processor???

I've only found unruly lumps of gristle in those 5 pound chubs. I think if the Kroger has a meat counter you should buy your beef there.

I appreciate smart ass customers...I don't know if your local guys do, though. Might try a Knock, Knock joke first.
Duly noted.

Never piss off the person who is preparing your food.

I don't think that's in the Bible but it should be.
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