Butter and Bread and Sandwiches Oh My! (II)

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I can't afford the counter space for a meat grinder, so I buy ground "meatloaf mix" 3/4 lb ground beef, and 3/4 lb ground pork - when I make meatballs, or meatloaf. It actually costs less than ground beef. I mix them together by hand, and add some Grill Masters: "Montreal Beef" or "Brown Sugar - Bourbon" seasoning. Usually an egg, some bread crumbs, an onion, and garlic, and/or some Italian seasoning.

I took a tip from Chef Ramsey, and cooked a few burgers in butter.
I started with 1/3 lb 85% lean burger patties.

Bummer, that you don't have the counter space for a meat grinder.

Best thing we ever did in the kitchen, as kids, was doing homemade ground beef for our burgers. Took a decent cut of steak, added garlic, onion, Worcestershire, some herbs and spices, ground up, then grilled. (Mom's recipe.) Amazing, that difference in selecting a good steak to grind. Seems a waste, perhaps, but it changes everything. A nearby restaurant does it that way, and the taste is head and shoulders above any other. (Of course, they've got their own butchery, so the cuts are fresh and well-chosen.)
 

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My grandmother used to use a meat grinder something like this occasionally. Actually the only thing I recall her using it for was to grind up leftover ham, to make ham salad sandwiches.
I guess she used it for other meats, but I don't recall.


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My grandmother used to use a meat grinder something like this occasionally. Actually the only thing I recall her using it for was to grind up leftover ham, to make ham salad sandwiches.
I guess she used it for other meats, but I don't recall.


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I've inherited a couple of meat grinders. Hope to someday use them to make venison burger and sausage. 🍔
 
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The first and last time we ground our own was in May 2021. We purchased some Choice Brisket, boneless Chuck Short Ribs, and some Angus Top Sirloin Steak. The meat to serve six of us was $33. I'd hate to pay today's prices for the same meal.

I purchased a meat-grinder attachment for our Cuisinart mixer. It worked great, but the process was a bit of a bloody mess.

The burgers? They were wonderful!
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Here's where I got the idea and inspiration -
 

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My grandmother used to use a meat grinder something like this occasionally. Actually the only thing I recall her using it for was to grind up leftover ham, to make ham salad sandwiches.
I guess she used it for other meats, but I don't recall.


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My dad used one like that whenever he'd mix deer or elk meat and pork meat, sometimes beef.
 

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Meatloaf and mashed potatoes from the Ukrops deli was mighty tastey at lunch today. Chased it down with a 21oz bottle of lemon-lime 'electrolit' sports drink.

Ukrops puts small pieces of softened potatoes like in potato salad to add lumps. It's a neat trick. The meatloaf is a very finely ground beef with bits of bread crumbs and covered with a ketchup, then gravy & onions. It's like $5 but worth it.
 
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Meatloaf and mashed potatoes from the Ukrops deli was mighty tastey at lunch today. Chased it down with a 21oz bottle of lemon-lime 'electrolit' sports drink.

Ukrops puts small pieces of softened potatoes like in potato salad to add lumps. It's a neat trick. The meatloaf is a very finely ground beef with bits of bread crumbs and covered with a ketchup, then gravy & onions. It's like $5 but worth it.
Sounds delicious. I like meatloaf and gravy.
 

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Today I met a friend for lunch. We each had a salad with chicken, greens, tomatoes, candied pralines, hmmm, what are those little orange slices? oh yeah mandarins, blue cheese crumbles, raisins, and just the right amount of sweetness and acid from a vinegar dressing.
 

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Meatloaf and mashed potatoes from the Ukrops deli was mighty tastey at lunch today. Chased it down with a 21oz bottle of lemon-lime 'electrolit' sports drink.

Ukrops puts small pieces of softened potatoes like in potato salad to add lumps. It's a neat trick. The meatloaf is a very finely ground beef with bits of bread crumbs and covered with a ketchup, then gravy & onions. It's like $5 but worth it.
So Mr Fixer, after seeing this post of yours regarding meatloaf, last night it was decided that we would go to the local Diner for dinner.
Guess what I ordered?
Yep. Meat loaf.
There was a truck stop diner on State Hwy Route 1 and 9, that was known for it's meatloaf. So much so, that when they sold the diner, they published the recipe in the local newspaper. My wife made meatloaf with that recipe and I became used to that level of goodness. So I was a bit disappointed with this diner's version.

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So Mr Fixer, after seeing this post of yours regarding meatloaf, last night it was decided that we would go to the local Diner for dinner.
Guess what I ordered?
Yep. Meat loaf.
There was a truck stop diner on State Hwy Route 1 and 9, that was known for it's meatloaf. So much so, that when they sold the diner, they published the recipe in the local newspaper. My wife made meatloaf with that recipe and I became used to that level of goodness. So I was a bit disappointed with this diner's version.

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Yup, if I order meatloaf it comes with a side of brocolli too.
 

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Last night, 3 lbs of boneless chicken thighs cooked up in batches.
Seasoned flour with Mrs. Dash seasoning
Egg wash
Seasoned Panko, with Italian seasoning. Garlic, Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme, Basil, parsley.

Fried in a 12 inch heavy stainless pan, in olive oil.
That pan is as good as a cast iron pan. It is thick and heavy, and gives even cooking.

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That's a cool range top, @desert.snake. How long have you had it?

I don't remember))

How's the beetroots this time of year on your side of the planet... Time for Borscht?
Yeah, she's just ripe, but I haven't cooked beef for about a year now, the dog suffers from kidney failure and only eats special food. The smell of meat that is not given to her upsets her greatly. I only fry chicken cutlets and fish, she is indifferent to them. Sometimes I eat fried pork, but I fry it and eat it at my friends' house
 
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