The biggest problem with toy grinders is "You can't get enough of a feed tube to make it easier. They don't want you to lose fingers.
Look for auctions of grocers hat had meat equip,emt and buy a hobart bench style grinder. Some resturant auction…
I use MR's Dash from the Gordon Food Servioce store and find it good.
I do add a little red pepper flakes to give it a kick. If you have a GFS store check out the spice area they have tons of choices....
They just found a way to grind cheap pork trim and mold into the shape they choose.
No big mystery and I would guess no where near rib meat ptobably cheeks, necks and shoulder trim with some seasoning.
Did they stick to your hand?
If not they are probably good. I do at times rinse pork off with cool water if it comes out of cryovac bag.
Temp. changes cause moisture to build up and that puts a slime on the meat that is not harmful just awkward.
You know I think this is a good application for a vacuum device aka Food Saver
I have cooked and then bagged meat and used it 30 days later with no problem without freezing.
I am using bnls. pork chops that have been in the food saver bag and not …
Cheap dual grit stone from Harbor Freight does it for me.
Fine grit one side medium grit other side. Place on dish towel and use mineral oil to lube the stone sid eyou are using and keep knife at 10 degree angle. Pull knife towards the stone.
Taste gets mature over time. I have found the next morning is the best test. The flesh soaks in the seasoning it seems.
Also adding your spices to water and the water/spces mixture to the pork "before its ground" makes a difference.
For what it is worth the last two chili cooks I used Bob Evans Sausage with White kidney beans and the usuall tomato base and seasonings and it was great.
Might want to give that a try sometime.
It was on the large egg using a iron dutch oven unco…