Another Meat Recall: It's Time to Get Your Grind On
By Rosalyn Hoffman on April 05, 2011
Grind your own meats. It’s cheap. It’s better for you. It’s better tasting. When you buy your own cuts, you get to select the best quality pieces and have control over the freshness of the product.
While we’re not big meat eaters, on occasion we make homemade meatballs, turkeyballs (that just sounds wrong, doesn’t it?), turkey/meatloaf, and ravioli stuffings. We always buy a fresh cut from the butcher, bring it home and grind it ourselves. The end-product is always lighter and better tasting than store bought pre-ground. Think about this, most ground meat and pre-made patties sold in stores are made from the trimmings and ends from multiple pieces.
Too much work you say? Not really. It’s remarkably easy. We use our grandmother’s old hand grinder. Simple to set-up. Easy to clean.
Look, the bottom line is when you grind it yourself you have CONTROL over the quality of what you eat and quality control over the sanitary conditions that go into the grind. No more obsessing over recalls of tainted lots of pre-made patties or bulk ground beef.
Give it a crank.
Read more from Rosalyn Hoffman at Bitches on a Budget.