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Old 04-30-2014, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I buy good lean beef (like sirloin) to feed through my Kitchenaid but I have found that if the meat doesn't have enough fat in the meat, the ground meat doesn't want to feed through my grinder parts very well, so then I have to put a bit of the fat I've cut off the meat through the grinder.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:21 AM
 
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I normally add about 1/4 to 1/3 or pork to beef. The only problem I run into is tissue wrapping itself around the blade.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I have in the past and used chuck steaks or round steaks.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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below is a little powerhouse meat grinder- only 65.00 and free shipping,, from ebay
it looks like a toy, but it can grind a bone in chicken leg..its that strong-

these are perfect to grind your own steaks, roasts, ground pork, wild game,, buy bnls chicken breasts and grind them, also good for fresh cat food...from meats
they are loud, but powerful..

i dont sell these grinders on ebay, just that they work well for being so cheap (i use industrial ones at work, so i know what a powerful grinder is )


Meat Grinder Electric 2 6 HP 2000 Watt Industrial Meat Grinder Butcher Shop New | eBay
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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I would but my Kitchen Aid always seems to hang up with the shiny stringy stuff, it doesn't grind smoothly, I have to constantly clean out behind the plates. Any advice?
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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I normally add about 1/4 to 1/3 or pork to beef. The only problem I run into is tissue wrapping itself around the blade.
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I buy good lean beef (like sirloin) to feed through my Kitchenaid but I have found that if the meat doesn't have enough fat in the meat, the ground meat doesn't want to feed through my grinder parts very well, so then I have to put a bit of the fat I've cut off the meat through the grinder.
Maybe these are the answer...hmmmmm
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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below is a little powerhouse meat grinder- only 65.00 and free shipping,, from ebay
it looks like a toy, but it can grind a bone in chicken leg..its that strong-

these are perfect to grind your own steaks, roasts, ground pork, wild game,, buy bnls chicken breasts and grind them, also good for fresh cat food...from meats
they are loud, but powerful..

i dont sell these grinders on ebay, just that they work well for being so cheap (i use industrial ones at work, so i know what a powerful grinder is )


Meat Grinder Electric 2 6 HP 2000 Watt Industrial Meat Grinder Butcher Shop New | eBay
I have a meat grinder attachment that I will try, don't want to invest in another.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I was given a meat grinder for Christmas two years ago, so my family grinds all of whatever ground meat we want.

I use a whole boneless beef shoulder for ground beef (that's the chuck), I buy good quality meat and it comes out completely different from what you buy in the supermarket. You'd never guess it is the same thing. It's like eating a steak for the flavor.

Cost? I just bought an Angus shoulder, 28.44 pounds for $2.85 a pound ($81.05 total). I can buy what my family calls "Road kill burger" for $2.60 a pound. I can buy good quality burger for about $5 a pound. My home ground is better than the $5 burger.

It contains no scraps or odd pieces, there is no pink slime, there are no odd bits. It doesn't have whatever the market is putting on the meat to make it look red. It is pure muscle meat, and I've seen every bit of it that goes through the grinder. There is no germ issue. I can rinse off the outside and everything inside is sterile. There are no workers who haven't washed their hands contaminating a vat of 5,000 pounds of burger.

For leaner, you can grind round, or do part round and part chuck.

I also grind a lot of pork, usually fresh ham, (back leg). Pork shoulder is what I use for sausage. The fresh ham is what I make a lot of dog food out of, because it is relatively inexpensive.

I make home made chorizo and sometimes use beef and sometimes use pork.

For pork, it goes through the grinder better when it is really cold. I cut it into strips and it goes into the freezer until it is chilled to the point of a few ice crystals forming. Beef grinds Ok, either way, but slightly easier if it is chilled.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:21 PM
 
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You can.

Or you can grind in some pork butt, belly, or even bacon.
Mmmmm, sounds delicious....a hamburger patty with bacon ground into it!
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