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The Grind

The Grind

With the recent news of pink slime┬ábeing used in 70% supermarket ground beef, school lunches, and most fast food, many folks are hesitant to chow down on their beloved hamburgers…and tacos, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna…So many great dishes are made with ground beef, but until recently, most people never questioned what their ground beef is made with. I’m going to show you where your ground beef is coming from (or at least where it should be coming from), a brief…

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Homemade Fresh Sausage 101

Homemade Fresh Sausage 101

Knowing how to make your own sausage is a great skill for any home cook. I’m going to show you the basic technique of making fresh sausage. Once you understand the simple procedures and seasoning ratios, you’re free to get creative. You can follow recipes for tried and true sausages like Mexican Chorizo, Italian sausage, and Bratwurst, or you can customize sausages with seasonings you like and name them after yourself. Sausage making originated as the outcome of efficient butchery;…

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Grinding Meat for Sausage

Grinding Meat for Sausage

Choosing a grinder ┬áThere are several things to consider when deciding which kind of grinder to purchase: 1: How often do you plan on making sausage, and in what amounts? 2: How much time are you willing to spend grinding meat? 3: How much money are you willing to spend? Most homemade sausage recipes require you to grind 5-10 pounds of meat. The larger the grinder is, the faster it will grind. This saves you time, and also cuts down…

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