Grind Your Own Meat with Stand Mixer Grinder
Are you tired of spending a fortune on pre-ground meat that may have been sitting on a shelf for days? Or maybe you’re concerned about the added preservatives and fillers that come with store-bought ground meat.
Whatever your reason, you’re ready to take control of your meat preparation and save some money in the process. The good news is, with a stand mixer food grinder attachment, grinding your own meat has never been easier or more affordable.
Why You Should Consider Grinding Your Own Meat?
Grinding your own meat has several benefits, including:
1. Quality control
By grinding your own meat, you have full control over the quality and origin of the meat. You can ensure that the meat is fresh and free from any additives or preservatives.
Grinding your own meat allows you to create custom blends of meat, resulting in a unique flavor profile that can’t be found in pre-packaged options.
When you grind your own meat, you can choose the coarseness of the grind, giving you greater control over the texture of your meat dishes.
4 grinding plates options:
• Fine plate/Fine grinding plate
• Medium plate/Medium grinding plate
• Coarse grinding plate
• Sausage stuffer plate – sausage stuffing/sausage maker
Buying pre-packaged ground meat can be expensive. By grinding your own meat, you can save money and get more meat for your dollar.
Grinding your own meat opens up a world of culinary possibilities. You can create your own custom burgers, meatballs, sausages, and more, tailored to your specific taste preferences.
So, how can you start grinding your own meat and save time and money in the process?
Tips for Grinding Your Own Meat
1. Choose Your Meat
Start by selecting the type of meat you want to grind. You can use beef, pork, chicken, or any other meat of your choice.
When selecting your meat, consider the cut and the fat content. Leaner cuts of meat like sirloin or round are great for burgers, while fattier cuts like chuck or brisket are ideal for meatballs or sausages.
2. Keep the meat cold
To ensure the meat grinds evenly and doesn’t become too soft, it’s important to keep it cold. Chill the meat in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes before grinding.
3. Prep the grinder
Before you start grinding, make sure your stand mixer food grinder attachment is set up properly and ready to go. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for assembly and use.
4. Grind in batches
Cut the chilled meat into small chunks and use the food pusher to feed it through the grinder attachment’s food tray. Use the grinding plate that best suits your needs, depending on the texture of the meat you want to achieve.
5. Store your ground meat
Once you’ve ground your meat, store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to use it. You can use your freshly ground meat in a variety of recipes, from burgers and meatballs to pasta sauces and chili.
6. Clean the grinder
After you’re finished grinding, make sure to thoroughly clean the stand mixer food grinder attachment using the included cleaning brush. Disassemble the parts and wash them with warm, soapy water, then dry them thoroughly before storing.
Beyond Meat: Other Foods That Your Food Grinder Can Grind
Your food grinder isn’t just limited to meat. With the right attachments, you can grind a variety of other foods such as vegetables, nuts, grains, or even fresh bread crumbs.
Will the KitchenAid food grinder grind meat?
Yes, the KitchenAid stand mixer food grinder/KitchenAid meat grinder attachment is designed to grind meat using its metal food grinder attachment. Alternatively, the Ventray Meat Grinder Attachment is also capable of grinding meat.
KitchenAid meat grinder attachment: Designed for KitchenAid stand mixer.
Ventray Meat Grinder Attachment: Designed for Ventray SM600 stand mixer.
Grinding your own meat with a stand mixer food grinder attachment can save you time and money while giving you more control over the quality and flavor of your meat. It’s also a fun and creative way to experiment with different types of meats and spices. So why not give it a try and see how easy and delicious it can be?