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Mar 15, 2013 10:04 AM

Corned Beef Hash...To Grind or Not???

I'm very new to grinding my own meat. Is corned beef something that can be ground...or not? I've read that some love to grind their own. I've also seen it said the meat comes out mushy, if using a grinder. That it's better if chopped. Any truth to it? If not, I'd love you to share any recipes for this or any other favorite grinding blends.

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  1. i grind. along with the potatoes and other stuff cooked with it

    1. It depends upon what your desired result is. If you wish to emulate the canned kind (but with better ingredients), grind it. If you prefer meaty chunks, cut it up.

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      1. re: sandylc

        I love the canned type, just not all that fat. What type of potatoes are used for grinding? What plate (cut) is used? And, are any spices added to your mix, or does that wait for the frying pan? Thanks!

        1. re: Phoebe

          My knowledge of grinding corned beef hash ingredients is strictly limited to seeing it on an episode of DDD!!!

          I would like to try it, however! I have usually done chopped CB in my hash.

          They ground the beef and potatoes, but I don't remember what else they put in.

          I would probaby do a small dice on the potato rather than grinding it. I think at home you would end up with grey mush if you ground the potatoes.

          I like sweet onions in my hash and have been known to put red bell pepper in it as well.

          S&P, garlic optional, something spicy (such as cayenne or fresh hot peppers) optional....

          anyone else have any seasoning ideas?

          1. re: sandylc

            That's what I was thinking originally too. Grind the beef, then add the diced potatoes and onions. I'll have to experiment with the "cut".

      2. I like discrete chunks of meat and 'tater mashed together, with a nice skillet crisp.

        1. I'm a Hand Chopped Fan for sure.

          1. I like both the rustic version and the soft version.