+
Home Cooking

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

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

11 Cocktail Ingredients You Have Hiding in Your Kitchen
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Cocktail Ingredients You Have Hiding in Your Kitchen

by Pamela Vachon | Making a cocktail doesn't have to involve esoteric mixers and nine different kinds of alcohol, as...

How to Make a Fall Herb Garden, No Matter Your Living Space
Guides

How to Make a Fall Herb Garden, No Matter Your Living Space

by Kelsey Butler | Think growing your own is over with summer? Not so. Here's everything you need to know about planting...

9 Ways to Use Your Loaf Pan Besides Banana Bread
Guides

9 Ways to Use Your Loaf Pan Besides Banana Bread

by Camryn Rabideau | With the arrival of fall, baking season has officially recommenced, but if you're not ready for another...

11 Sheet Pan Dinners for Easy Meals with Effortless Clean-Up
Food and Kitchen Hacks

11 Sheet Pan Dinners for Easy Meals with Effortless Clean-Up

by Vanessa Simmons | Need an easy dinner that involves just one pan and hardly any clean up? The choice is obvious: sheet...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.