anybody know of a good, cheap food processor for making meat patties?
IMO, you will need a meat grinder to grind meat (Like in the pic posted by Iain). I dont think a food processor would do the job.
in Canada....Lee Valley Tools or princess auto.
Any where else it's harder to say but I'd put my money on a hunting supply store or possibly a hardware store.
What's wrong with chewing?
Actually, a food processor will do the job just fine. Just make sure you start with small enough pieces (1'' cubes is fine) and don't over fill the processor. Also, use small pulses and don't over process or it will turn into whipped meat.
Thanks for pointing that out.
What's this world coming to when you have to qualify you response prior to responding?
Us men should be able to cook a chocolate cake, bake some sugar cookies, or even make a ginger bread house without fear of being labeled homosexual!
OK, maybe I went a little far with the ginger bread house.
alright guys, i got a meat grinder per iain's advice, and ground up ten bucks worth of chicken breast from costco .
edit: i had to get it from a hardware store if anyone cares...
I guess so. I've never tried the food processor to grind meat. I would imaginge the texture would not be the same as meat ground in a grinder given the difference in the types of blades. But i'll take you guys word for it
Yeah, you can grind it in a processor as mentioned. Works great. Never tried it with chicken, tho. that'll go on the list.
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like tough mentioned, the cleanup beats all. You can also add spices and whatever else on the initial step. And you can combine different types of meat at the beginning, like veal, pork and beef for that ultimate spaghetti sauce and meatballs.