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Old 01-04-2011, 03:47 PM   #11
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Usually when I cut up the chuck I remove the big pieces of fat, and don't sweat the small stuff. Comes out fairly lean but it is still tasty. It does seem, to me, that my burgers cook faster then when I use store ground.

If I am going for burgers I usually do a small grind. Chili is a coarse grind. I also used the coarse grind for the burek filling.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #12
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When the local yokels run chucks in the add...Somewhere south of $1.99, I'll buy 4 or 5 roast to grind...The ones i look for are not the same ones I would choose if looking for a pot roast to braise....The "grinders" I call them have a little more fat than the others...At home I trim them of any funk..which usually isn't very much...In the freezer for a short spell I get them very cold and then run them through the grinder..I then run the grind through the grinder a second time to more evenly distribute the fat into the grind....Into vacuum seal bags and into the freezer....


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Old 01-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #13
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Awesome! That''s exactly my intent. The hard part is waiting for the meat to go on sale. The grinder arrived today as expected, gotta wash it out, etc. 1.99 or less would be a blessing!


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When the local yokels run chucks in the add...Somewhere south of $1.99, I'll buy 4 or 5 roast to grind...The ones i look for are not the same ones I would choose if looking for a pot roast to braise....The "grinders" I call them have a little more fat than the others...At home I trim them of any funk..which usually isn't very much...In the freezer for a short spell I get them very cold and then run them through the grinder..I then run the grind through the grinder a second time to more evenly distribute the fat into the grind....Into vacuum seal bags and into the freezer....


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Old 01-04-2011, 05:12 PM   #14
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Less than $1.99 is getting harder to find for sure...Any price less than regular price for ground chuck is ok...Plus your quality factor goes way up!!!

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #15
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$1.99/Lb around here and I might ask what kind of animal the meat came from. $2.99/Lb seems to be a good sale price. Mind you I can get the 75/25 store ground for $2.99/lb, the 93/7 is like $7.99/Lb.
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I can get ground round for $2.09 / lb right now.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:15 PM   #17
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$2.99 a pound for 'hamburger' around here and I might ask ..what kind of fool do they think I am? ~~~ Ridiculous!!
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I also used the coarse grind for the burek filling.
Z you make meat burek?
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:51 AM   #19
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I made this a few weeks ago.
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I will get into trouble if my wife reads this, the best shop bought burek in the Balkans is Bosnian. My wife makes the best home made burek I have eaten, she pulls the pastry by hand.
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