How to make minced meat. Learn how to make minced meat at home in quick, easy steps. Homemade minced meat or ground meat as the Americans call it is quick and easy to make and i'll show you how. For this recipe, I used beef. You can use chicken, turkey, pork or whatever meat you want to mince.
I have also included in this post 8 best minced meat recipes you can make with it.
I have been making my own ground beef since I was a teenager. Some recipes I use minced beef for recipes like meat pie, minced meat sauce, in stir-fries and other recipes I will be blogging about soon.
It is convenient for me as I usually have beef cuts in the freezer and I can quickly bring some out and make minced beef rather than having to go to the store to buy.
I am a cheerleader for everything homemade because I believe it's best as it's made with more care and love. Apart from the convenience, I make my own ground meat for other reasons which I talked about below.
WHY I MINCE MEAT AT HOME
While minced meat are usually readily available in stores, it is much better to make yours at home and here are some of the reasons why I make mine at home:
I know the type of meat and part in my beef - If I want meat only with non fat, I can easily do this by cutting the fat away from meat and I can use whatever meat part I desire. If I want to include fat, I determine the percentage of fat to meat ratio.
I have control over quality and freshness.
I find store bought mince not as tasty as homemade minced meat. Store-bought ones are not as juicy as the ones I make at home. This could be because of the meat part used in store-bought ones.
It's cheaper to make at home than buy in store.
I am all about homemade foods. It's healthier and safer.
Homemade is trusted. I haven't forgotten the horse meat scandal. Yuck!
What Cuts of meat are best for minced meat
Shoulder Cuts. Brisket, short ribs and shank are also good options. If you want lean cut it is best to use leg cut. If using chicken or turkey and you want some fat use dark meat. This part is usually tastier than white meat. You can use breast for lean meat.
How to make minced meat at home
How do you mince meat? This is the part where I show you how:
To make ground beef at home, tools you'll need are:
Food processor with steel blade
How do you mince meat in a food processor ?
1 : Choose the meat cut you want to mince
2: Cut meat into cubes about 1" chunks
3: Put the cubed meat in the freezer and freeze for 15 minutes. This will make it easier for the food processor to grind.
4: Put a few cubes of meat in food processor then process till meat is coarsely or finely minced depending on your preference. Transfer minced meat into a clean bowl.
5: Repeat step 4 with the remaining meat.
Use immediately or freeze till ready to use.
Wash chopping board, knives and all tools used in hot soapy water immediately after use to avoid harmful bacteria spreading.
Minced meat can be used for sauce, burgers, in stir fries, meat pies, meatballs.
Minced Meat Recipes
Now you know how to make it, here are some amazing, delicious recipes you can make with it:
Frequently asked questions
Is mince beef processed meat?
No, it is not. Processed meat is meat that has undergone smoked, salted, or preserved. Fresh mince is not processed.
Can you mince meat in a blender?
Yes, you can. Follow the same steps as detailed above for food processor.
How to mince meat in a blender
It's the same process as how to in a food processor. Use a strong blender.
Check these delicious recipes
How to make minced meat & minced meat recipes
- Food processor
- Cutting board
- 1 kg Meat beef, chicken, turkey , pork or meat of choice
- Choose the meat cut you want to mince
- Cut meat into cubes about 1" chunks
- Put the cubed meat in freezer and freeze for 15 minutes. This will make it easier for food processor to grind.
- Put cubes of meat in food processor then process till meat is coarsely or finely minced depending on your preference. Transfer minced meat into clean bowl.
- Repeat step 4 with the remaining meat. Use immediately or freeze till ready to use.