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Old 11-17-2020, 08:17 PM   #1
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Grinding your own beef

does anyone grind their own beec for hamburgers? I wonder if it is better beef to grind your own than to buy hamburger that has already been ground.

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Old 11-17-2020, 08:49 PM   #2
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does anyone grind their own beec for hamburgers? I wonder if it is better beef to grind your own than to buy hamburger that has already been ground.
Of course it is better. You can choose whatever part of the meat you want instead of G-d knows what .
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:27 PM   #3
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Any suggesrions for an inexpensive mear geinder? Or can you chop it up yourself with a knife?
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:46 PM   #4
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The Chinese chop up meat on a chopping board, using two cleavers - one in each hand!
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Best ever! lasts a life time! cheap to run! does a fantastic job!

Google for manual meat grinders
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Old 11-18-2020, 12:13 PM   #6
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Here are two lin,ks for good grinders that won't break the bank. I own the Gourmia and it works grat.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STX-Magnum-....c100752.m1982

https://www.gourmia.com/item.asp?item=10117

For as often as I grind meat, the Gormia suits my needs. If I was using it weekly, I would consider the other one fore its versatility, power, and the foot pedal.

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Old 11-18-2020, 12:49 PM   #7
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I have heard pretty good things about the Gourmia but can't find one for sale anywhere.

I use the Kitchenaid grinder attachment that I got free with the mixer. It is a little slow, but works just fine. The most I ever grind is 2 pounds for a chili or spaghetti sauce recipe. Usually it is under a pound for burgers or sausage.

I keep cubed up chuck and sirloin in the freezer, which thaws to the perfect temp for grinding surprisingly fast. Grinding your own gives you so much better texture (especially for burgers, meatballs, etc.).
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I got my first Kitchen Aid mixer in1982, with what was then a complete set of attachments, including the meat grinder. I don't use it often, but when I do, it's soooooo much better than store bought.
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Old 11-20-2020, 03:49 AM   #9
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As others have said, buying a choice of meat you like and chopping it is noticeably better. I just use my food processor chopping blade and it works great.
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I always grind my own meat. It allows you to choose the meat (chuck for me) but if you have multiple grinding plates you can change the texture. My wife and I prefer a coaster grind than comes from the store.
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I always grind my own meat. It allows you to choose the meat (chuck for me) but if you have multiple grinding plates you can change the texture. My wife and I prefer a coaster grind than comes from the store.
What is "coaster grind"?
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What is "coaster grind"?
I think he meant "courser" grind.
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I think he meant "courser" grind.
oops. I guess not being native speaker creates problems some times. I even googled it.
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I think he meant "courser" grind.
Actually, it's coarser grind.
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I always grind my own meat. It allows you to choose the meat (chuck for me) but if you have multiple grinding plates you can change the texture. My wife and I prefer a coaster grind than comes from the store.
Are you saying that you use a coffee grinder to ground your beef?
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No, he's not using a coffee grinder. Most meat grinders come with at least 2 different size grinding plates, usually 1 with fairly small holes for a fine grind, and 1 with bigger holes for a coarser grind. You can also buy plates for other size grinds. We use a dedicated LEM grinder, as we also make our own sausages, as well as ground beef.
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I have read that you can also grind meat with a food processor, but you have to be careful not to do it for too long and end up with mush.
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I have read that you can also grind meat with a food processor, but you have to be careful not to do it for too long and end up with mush.
I don't recommend it. Tried it once.
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I don't recommend it. Tried it once.
What was the problem?
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As I recall, it as difficult to get a uniform texture with reasonably sized pieces. Clearly you don't end up with the ground beef in strands as you get from the market.
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