Making Your Own Ground Beef

WARNING: Post Contains Pictures of Raw Meat.
Here’s the dilemma I faced: Ground beef 80% lean (which for some reason is now called extra lean?) was $1.88/lb in the big family packs and Boneless Beef Chuck Roasts were $1.79 (and a whole lot leaner, I might add). So what did I do? I bought the chuck and made ground chuck!! {NOTE: these are 2009 prices!}Grind your own hamburger

I cut the beef into workable sized pieces.

I placed it in my food processor with the sharp metal blade and ground it up.

By the time I ground it all, I had almost 4 pounds of hamburger (guess what we are eating this week?!), very little mess, and fresh leaner ground meat than I could ever find at the store for the price I paid.

6 thoughts on “Making Your Own Ground Beef

  1. >Good choice. I've been doing this for years with beef and pork bot (I love my kitchen aid and ALL its fun attachments). I also love being able to KNOW what's in my ground meat.

  2. >3 sides of crazy makes a really good point about knowing whats in your ground meat! I love that you took the time to weigh the cost effectiveness…way to go! I dont have a food processor, but I do have a manual meat grinder. I got it at a thrift store about a year ago and I've never used it…maybe you've inspired me to not be intimidated by it…

  3. >Ever have one of those hit your hand to your forehead moments – "Duh, why didn't I think of that?!" LOL! I just had it after reading this. I have a food processor but haven't tried to do anything like this. Thank you for sharing. I'm going to have to try it. :D

  4. >I don't have the fancy attachment for the KitchenAid, and I've been wondering if there was another way to grind one's own meat. Seriously – I bought beef heart from a local farm expecting it to be ground…and it's the WHOLE thing. Yikes! I wonder if I can cut it into manageable pieces? Thanks for helping my dilemma!!!

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