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Chopping Meat?


#1

What is the fastest way? I have thought about a food processor, but I was wondering if this would give me the same results as a blender. I also do not know if a food processor can handle boneless steaks. If you guys have any ideas on this, please let me know!

Thank you.
WE


#2

Foods processors are great and IMO for meat would be better than a blender. If looking to make hamburger get a Meat grinder.


#3

"Hes been in jail for 9 years... He'd sleep with a meat grinder."


#4


Depends on how you want it chopped. 1-2" cubes of beef can be purchased in 5-25kg bags. The same goes for shredded and sliced beef.

I have a really cool set of knives, and butcher all of my own meat when I'm cooking for holidays or large dinners.

(I'm trained as a chef)

The knives are "Global" brand, and they are (incidentally) the ones Patrick Bateman used in the movie "American Psycho".


#5

I'll second a meat grinder for hamburger. I bought a small hand operated one for about $50.00CDN (maybe less I forget right now). I use it to grind up some caribou every now and then (only a pound or two at a time). If you are doing any large amount of grinding you'd probably be better off looking at electric models.


#6

The Shun 8 inch chef's knife. Blade is a core of SG2 powdered metal that's hardened to 64-66 Rockwell (compared to the 56-58 Rockwell of most kitchen knives). Then two layers of SUS410-a softer stainless steel that provides strength, flexibility and corrosion protection. Hand wash. Comes with a Lifetime warranty. If it goes dull, send it in and they sharpen it for you. That is really the only draw back as I see it. It's folded steel so it requires "special" sharpening. Although in the 3 years I have had mine it has yet to become dull.

Cuts through the thickest of meat as if it were butter. Beef, lamb, chicken, buffalo, everything. It's more like a scalpel then an kitchen knife. Best kitchen tool I own. I picked mine up a Sur La Table in Kirkland WA (took a bunch of cooking classes there) I am told you can get them at Bon home stores too.