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    Default I may never buy Ground Beef again

    Not only because of the whole 'pink slime' issue.

    I found a chuck roast today marked down to 2.99/lb and decided to give grinding my own ground beef in the food processor a whirl.

    It was so easy and the meat looks so delicious. I can't wait to see what my DH makes with it tonight for dinner.

    Also, got a pork roast on sale and made italian sausage!!!

    Ever since I decided to stop listening to others about how hard it is do things and just try it on my own I have discovered so many new things; homemade pasta, quilting, sewing, etc...

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    And it wont have that pink slime in it either!

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    The grinder attachment to my kitchen aid was one of the best investments ever!

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    Would the kitchen aid grinder grind up bones?

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    I haven't tried, but I don't think it would.

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    warramra,

    I have 3 food grinders. Every time I find one for a couple of dollars I pick one up. I don't ever want to be without one. Here's one like the kind I have, and $40 is outrageous. You can pick them up for almost nothing. Ground chicken breast is the best!

    Antique Metal Meat Food Grinder Chopper Universal #O Britain Kitchen Utensil | eBay

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    I just got a kitchen aid 6 quart for christmas i think i'll have to invest in a grinder.

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    Warramra, don't you know the people who say it can't be done should never interrupt the one doing it? Ignore the naysayers, they're either jealous or clueless or both. You never know what you can do till you try, as you've found out. Many foods were traditionally made by hand in the past, before they became mass produced. So obviously it CAN be done.

    I got one of those hand-crank grinders for a wedding present, but I sold it a few years ago. Sorta wish I hadn't.

    I bought an Oster electric meat grinder/sausage maker for a dollar, but haven't used it yet. I want to start making more of our sausages and stuff, just have to start doing it. I have all the stuff, just have had other priorities.

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    polly I have one of those...Pink slime is making me think ...ick... what can u do with ground chicken keep looking at it but am afraid it would be dry.......

    slime ick.. fresh ground u do your self makes the best burgers yummmy

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    you go girl pink slime definitely changed my mind!

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    O's Mom, I'll PM you, or start a thread. I don't want to hijack the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollypurebred39 View Post
    O's Mom, I'll PM you, or start a thread. I don't want to hijack the thread
    Go ahead and hijack the thread. I would love any tricks I can get.

    DH made one of his scratch spaghetti sauces last night with the ground chuck and it was delicious. The texture and flavor of the meat was totally different. When I told DH what I had done his response was that I could have gotten the meat counter to do it for me. He just doesn't understand that sometimes I just want to do things myself just to see if I can.

    I'll be looking for one of the manual meat grinders, but until then my food processor worked okay as long as I kept everything cold and didn't overload it. I've seen one or two at the local antique shop priced as a collectors item...

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    dont forget to ask at the meat market most will grind,cut,slice anything for you!

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    My brother does a great deal of meat-grinding, mostly venison. When making "hamburger," he adds beef fat, both for flavor and moisture since the venison is so lean. Try purchasing some beef fat at some of the smaller or old-fashioned grocery stores. You can also make sausage for breakfast meat, Italian sausage for pizzas, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zakity View Post
    Would the kitchen aid grinder grind up bones?
    Why do you want to grind bones ?

    Not sure what you want to do with the bones, but you could try putting them in a pressure cooker.

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