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The Grind

dirtsailor2003

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Well a buddy called me frustrated with the quality and price of 80/20 he got the other day. I said why don't we grind some up. We set aside a few hours on Saturday and picked up 40 pounds of primal cut top round. It was on sale for $2.79/pound. Burger here right now is $5.99-8.99 per pound for 80/20, unless you buy the tube of goo. Its running $3.99/pound.

It was a cool morning 38°f in the garage. Set up a production line. We ground, bagged and vac packed It all up. Very little waste with top round. Just a pound of hard fat that had to be trimmed. The meat is pretty lean but it makes good burger. We did a double grind. All in all we both ended up with 18 pounds of ground round for just under $3.00/pound (vac bag cost factored in equipment and time negligible). Beer was more expensive per pound than the meat!

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20 pound meatloaf! Ready for second grind.

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indaswamp

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Nice! I picked up 4 top rounds about a month ago for $1.99/# and will grind some up with the deer meat I have on hand. It's a great way to save money.
 

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That is way leaner than 80/20, and a lot more healthy.
Your a good friend Case!
Al
 

sandyut

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A good friend in deed!!! Home ground is SO worth it in so many ways.
 

dirtsailor2003

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That is way leaner than 80/20, and a lot more healthy.
Your a good friend Case!
Al
Yeah it is leaner than 80/20 but it makes good burgers and meatloaf. My buddy held out a pound for burgers. Forgot to askhow his burgers turned out. I'm planning on a meatloaf later this week. Need to eat some other leftovers first!
 

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Save if you can. Crazy how meat prices differ across the states. But what a great price on yours.

Warren
 

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Sweet but I thought you was going to make a 20lb meat loaf. LOL
 

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