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Does ground hamburger have to be ground twice?

msgenie516 | Apr 5, 201107:34 PM     13

Hi,

I just ordered a 1/4 HP All stainless LEM electric meat grinder from Amazon. I did some grinding a long time ago with my KitchenAid but it is 22 years old now and I thought I should give it a break, as it is acting up when kneading bread dough. I vaguely remember that the directions said to run the meat through grinder twice, but I'm not sure.

The grinder I ordered comes with both a fine and coarse blade. Which should I use to grind beef hamburger? And should I grind it twice? I plan on using beef chuck for the hamburger, as I would like some fat in the meat for juiciness.

Also, did I make a good choice with the grinder? I hope so! Thanks for your help! Genie

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