How to Grind Meat Without a Grinder is easier than you think! With a food processor, you can easily grind meats like sirloin and chicken right at home. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
For years, I have been wanting a food mill attachment for my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. It has been on my Amazon Wishlist for who knows how long. It is not that I wanted to just purchase it ASAP because there always seems to be something more important on my to-buy list.
You know how that goes…right? The kids need something, the dog needs something, bills…basically adulting.
Do you ever get grossed out by some store-bought hamburger meat?
If so, you are not alone!
It may sound weird, but I have the absolute worst luck at consistently chomping down on bones with store bought ground beef.
I get it, it is disgusting and makes me want to hurl too! There is nothing nastier than taking a bite of a burger only to find a bone in the meat, or rubber cartilage. I have actually broken a tooth on bone shard before and was like two seconds away from giving up meat.
Now you see why I had that meat grinder on my Amazon Wishlist?
So, I started buying my own chuck steak or sirloin meat and making my own burgers that are pretty much 85/10. I love when the local markets have sales on sirloin because I will stock up!
Top 3 Inexpensive Beef Cuts for Meat Grinding
- Chuck steak
- Sirloin, or Tri-tip
- Top Round
My favorite and least expensive cuts of meat for making my own burgers are chuck steak, sirloin, or tri-tip followed by top round. Of course there are better choices, but these are the most economical.
How to Grind Meat Without a Food Grinder
This is how I got pliable, perfect consistency sirloin burger:
Cut 1 1/2 lb sirloin steak into 1 inch chunks, or your desired cut.
Add halk of your meat chunks to a quality food processor that has a sharpened blade.
Pulse about 10 times or until the sirloin is the same texture as that of store-bought.
You do not want to over pulse or you will literally have mushy beef juice!
Once sirloin burger is chopped, add to an airtight container, or form into burger patties.
I turned mine into 1/4 lb burger patties but I plan on making another batch for meatballs, shepard’s pie, and meatloaf.
This food processor is similar to mine and works really great.
You can see the marbled fat in these burgers. They were about 85/100 and were delicious and bone and cartilage free!
Overall, I recommend you save your money and use a food processor if you have one. I might still get a food grinder in the future, but not anytime soon.