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Can I grind meat w my food processor?

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I want to make meatballs and am wondering if I can just take a slab of beef I have and put it through my food processor? Will this affect the texture adversely? Unfortunately I have no room in the kitchen for a meat grinder and forgot to ask the butcher to grind this piece.

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  1. Sure, I do it frequently. Just remember to cut the meat into nearly equal size pieces before starting the process. I use the pulse control and check it after each pulse cycle because it's easy to end achieve a finer texture than you want if you allow it to run too long.