Homemade Ground Beef for Burgers

Makes about 15 pounds.
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Homemade Ground Beef for Burgers
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grinder vacuum sealer

Instead of buying ground beef a pound at a time, I spent an afternoon grinding my own choice cuts into ground beef and portioned them for easy burger cooking all summer long!


7 pounds brisket
4 pounds short ribs
4 pounds chuck roast


  1. Work through all your cuts of beef and trim them into fat pieces and lean pieces. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Try to chop the fat into small 1/2-inch pieces and the lean meat into larger 1-inch pieces.
  2. Run the fat through your meat grinder on a smaller grind and set aside.
  3. Run the lean meat through your grinder on a larger grind.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together fat and lean meat. Try to mix it well, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.
  5. Run the combination through the grinder a second time on the larger grind.
  6. Portion the ground meat into 1 1/3 pound portions and vacuum seal them. This works out to 4 6 ounce burgers per package.
  7. Freeze packages thoroughly and use within 6 months.