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Does anyone else grind their own meat?

We just started doing it and I'm not really sure if it is more cost effective, but they meat seems to taste better.


Asked by HollyBoBolly at 8:12 PM on Apr. 1, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • We used to buy cheap roasts, grind them up. But you have to get a special fat from the butcher to make it stick together if you want patties or the like. Most of them don't charge for the fat. But, you can regulate how much fat is in your hamburger.

    Answer by Kimimale at 8:31 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I wouldn't be able to b/c raw meat gives me the creeps.

    Answer by momoflilangel at 8:19 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • We do. Mostly venison. It's generally better for you and since we generally killed the deer, for us it is more cost effectivr. You can use ground vinison the same as beef in most recipies.

    Answer by lstrickland at 8:23 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Some if it, yes. Deer meat, mainly. If we ground our own beef, instead of buying it ground, it would save us a lot - but then again, we buy a whole (live) animal, bring it to the locker (butcher), and order it - so much hamburger, so many steaks/roasts, etc. It would be cheaper if we did more roasts or didn't have them grind the trimmings.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:24 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • We are vegetarians, so no :-)

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 11:38 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • no

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:22 AM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • I have mine ground at my butcher's they do it as you order it

    Answer by adnilm at 11:49 AM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Don't have a meat grinder.

    Answer by tazdvl at 8:06 PM on Apr. 2, 2011