The reasons behind grinding your own beef are numerous, and I will get into them in a later post. My favorite reason? Good old fashioned stress relief. That, and no super market or big box store ground beef will ever taste as good as fresh ground beef that you have seasoned and freshly ground for your own needs. I make an afternoon out of butchering, seasoning, and grinding large batches of beef for various meals and freezing them in perfect portions so that when I need them all I need to do is thaw.
Sure, it’s a little hands on, a little bit messy, but that’s what Girl Carnivore is all about. Rolling up the sleeves and getting hands on. Wait til we get to sausage making. Then we can have a session on what casings smell like when you first open the package. But as far as making your own ground beef – its easy-peasy. Oh, just don’t push too hard when feeding meat through the tube, or you will be wiping ground beef splatter off your fridge later on.
- 3 lbs boneless chuck roast with good marbling
- 2 bls boneless sirloin
- 1 teas salt
- 1/2 teas ground pepper
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbs thyme sprigs
Place meat grinder attachment in freezer.
Meanwhile, cut the meat into 1″ cubes. Please in a bow and toss with salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and fresh thyme. Cover and place in freezer for 20 minutes.
When ready, push meat through feed tube into meat grinder. Grind through coarse setting once.
Change out the grinding plate to the fine coarse one and run through again being careful not to over handle the meat.
Gently form the meat into patties, place wax paper between each, loosely cover, and refrigerate until ready for use.