What cut of meat for hamburger?

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by talan64, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    For those out there that are grinding your own hamburg, I have a simple question.

    What cut (and why) do you use to make your hamburg??

    I am looking for the "general purpose" hamburg here, not hamburg you may grind for some special dish.

    I have tried a couple different cuts, mostly the bigger chunks from Cash & Carry, that actually have multiple cuts included.

    Just curious to know, so maybe I can try that cut/chunk in the future.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chuck or Clod Primal makes good burger... fair amount of fat... and there are some good steak cuts you can get from it... and stew meat...
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to grind chuck roasts.  The main reason is that they seem to have a good fat to meat ratio and taste great.

    When my local store has them on sale, I buy as many as I can, or as they will allow.  Sometimes they limit you to 2-4.

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