What's a good mix for grinding ?
What would be some good types of meat for grinding for a 80-20 or 70-30 hamburger ? Chuck steak in my neck of the woods is more pricey than the London broil cut.
the 'london broil cut' is usually round which is quite lean. most anything with chuck in the name is the best. the seven bone roast is a good one and usually cheap. things with the word blade in them are usually good too. alot of places play fast a loose with naming cuts so i would just look for those two words and the price tag and cut out any of those clearish tough sinewy guys before grinding.
Alton Brown has a recipe for making your own hamburger meat at this link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al....
He uses the following:
8 ounces sirloin steak meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
8 ounces chuck steak meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
8 ounces lamb shoulder meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
Unfortunately, while his formula sounds delicious, it also sounds pretty expensive.
Most grind your own ground beef recipes use a lot of chuck because it is so flavorful and because it has the right fat ratio.