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Food - Drink
The Kitchen Appliance To Use For Grinding Burger Meat At Home
Pre-portioned patties from the store are the easiest option for grilling burgers, but there are definitely some flavor advantages to a from-scratch approach. If you’d prefer to grind your own meat and don’t own a hand-crank meat grinder or KitchenAid attachment, you may have another appliance that makes for a great alternative.
Known for chopping and mincing ingredients quickly, a food processor can easily substitute for a meat grinder. Simply cut your beef into one-inch cubes, spread in an even layer on a sheet pan, and freeze the meat for about 10 minutes before adding it to the food processor in small batches, along with any seasonings or add-ins.
Pulse the meat in the processor for 10 seconds at a time until the beef is consistently ground, and don't overmix, which can make the meat tough and springy. You should also work in batches because a food processor can get overheated after running a while, which can melt the fat in the fat in the meat and make it mushy.