This Homesteader became frustrated trying to grind venison in a pasta/meat grinder and was ready to throw it away and find another way. After searching she came across a simple trick for grinding wild game meat used by hunters and shares the trick over at newlifeonahomestead.com.
Learning this trick literally saved me a ton of money this week.
I was all ready to bite the bullet and buy a new meat grinder. After a frustrating failed first attempt at grinding fresh venison, I was ready to toss my pasta maker/meat grinder to the curb. I was sure it was a piece of junk. The problem I was having was that instead of a nice grind, the meat was being turned into mush, and the grinder kept getting clogged with slimy silver skin.
I spent hours reading reviews on the best hand meat grinder models, finally narrowing it down to what looked like the best choice for what we could afford. I had it in my Amazon cart ready to buy. Still… I hesitated. $80 is a whole lot of money to plunk down all at once!
Maybe there was still something better??
Thank goodness I did just a little bit more research before I buy. Because within the forums I was searching for advice, I found exactly what I needed to know.
The secret to grinding meat at home…
Grind it half-frozen!
Hunters from all over the world were having a discussion about the best way to grind fresh meat, and they all agreed that partially freezing it (or partially thawing it if it’s already frozen) before grinding it makes the process so much easier.
So I tried grinding venison one more time.
And guess what. It worked!