Mincing your own meat is the best way to control what goes into your burgers, and it results in meat patties that are tastier and juicier. The folks at America’s Test Kitchen show us how to produce our own meat patties with nothing more than a freezer and a food processor.
The video above shows how the team made their own burgers and then compared them. What really caught our eye — aside from the rigour the team put into testing their hypothesis — is the method they use for mincing (or grinding as the Americans call it). All it takes is a food processor and a freezer, two things most people have in their kitchens, and you don’t even need a special mincing attachment.
Mincing your own meat gives you end-to-end control of what goes into your mouth, which often results in healthier, safer burgers. Make sure to scroll down to the experiment section at the link below and check out the splatter test.
We Prove It: Grind Meat at Home for Tender Burgers [America’s Test Kitchen]