How to grind your own meat

Unlock the secret to perfect burgers

Grind Your Own Meat

Thomas J. Story

Grinding meat at home is not only easier than most people think, it also makes the moistest and most flavorful burgers. And, given the periodic safety concerns about commercially ground meat, home-ground is the way to go if you like your burgers cooked rare or medium.

Manual meat grinders (about $30) are available at kitchen-supply stores, and grinder attachments (about $50) for standing mixers work very well.

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