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I've ordered a meat grinder. I love my burgers but having no idea what's in them bothers me. If you grind your own what cuts do you use for burgers?
I always use chuck. What kind of grinder did you get?
Deni 3500 800-Watt Professional Grade Meat Grinder from Amazon $95. I had one before and loved it but eventually burned it up grinding chicken (with bones) for dog food. The dogs still eat "raw" but must grind their own bones. They don't mind and this one is for me.
From Wikipedia: I'm so very glad I ordered the grinder!
In a study in the USA in 2008, eight different brands of fast food hamburgers were evaluated for water content by weight and recognizable tissue types using morphological techniques that are commonly used in the evaluation of tissue's histological condition. The study found that the content of the hamburgers included:
There was a great article on Serious Eats about mastering the burger blend. Good info going into taste, texture and fat content located HERE
I've only had two attempts so far, a chuck and skirt steak blend (it was so so) and a chuck and short rib blend (much better). I think I'm going to try some brisket next time and would love to try their recommendation of sirloin, brisket and oxtail.
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I have the butcher grind brisket for the best burgers (IMO). Why do your own?
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