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My 6 Favorite Recipes for Meat Grinder

Since you know now how to use an electric meat grinder, the next thing you might be asking yourself is, what can I do with one ? The answer to this question is, you can do nearly anything!

Since electric meat grinders can serve many different purposes, one can find loads of available recipes. I have put together a list of my favorites ones which make a great example why meat grinders make such a great addition to everyone’s kitchen. Have fun grinding your own meat and make use of it with those great recipes!

Do you know that there are literally thousands of recipes made just for your meat grinder ? There’s a lot of delicious recipes available for meat lovers with their own meat grinder. It doesn’t matter if you prefer beef, turkey or chicken recipes, plus among the most popular recipes are sausage, meatballs and chicken ones. There is a multitude of available options for yummy, homemade dishes. You may be one of those who have run out of recipes to use with their meat grinders and therefore don’t even use it anymore. The truth is, all you need to get back in the game is a little bit of imagination!

Burger Type Meats

It shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the most popular uses for meat grinders is for making burger meats.

Searching the Internet allows to find plenty of available options fast, and I have provided some of the best ones below.

Venison burgers are definitely a reliable recipe for those wishing for something that will please their taste buds. And when you grind your own meat, you are guaranteed to get the most out of this great product.

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Freshly-Ground Brisket burgers make a perfect choice for making simple and flavorful patties out of inexpensive meat. The leanest briskets are always the best, after all!

Asian Beef burgers make a good choice when you wish to add a little variety to your cooking! And if you add some cilantro and ginger, this recipe will surely get a lot of more flavor.

Italian-Style Gourmet burgers already make a great and delicious recipe on their own, but when you add some freshly ground beef, it truly allows them to stand out.

French burgers make a great example of the effectiveness of adding some modern twist to traditional flavors.


Among other popular uses for meat grinders is also making meatballs. The recipes shown below make perfect examples of the best ways to combine your own freshly-ground meat with different delicious flavors, creating something for the whole family to enjoy.

Italian Chicken meatballs can make a truly vibrant and healthy meal when you add some fresh herbs and your meat is freshly-ground. You can also make them using beef meat if you prefer it that way.


Crispy Meatballs Marinara makes a great combination of freshly-ground beef and Italian sausages, which results in a delicious meal that your guests will certainly love.

Norwegian meatballs consist of a combination of lean ground pork and lean ground beef, with heavy cream sauce added, resulting in a dish that no one could possibly resist.

Italian meatballs are a dish than can be made from many different meats, with each of them providing a unique flavor. There’s plenty of recipes available that will help you pick the meat that you like the most!

Venison Swedish Meatballs are another option that can be made from many different types of meat, but the traditional way to make them is with venison, which provides the best taste!

3 Kitchenaid Meat Grinder Recipes

kitchenaid electric grinder

If you have your own meat grinder, or at least are planning to get yourself one, I have some recipes for a Kitchenaid meat grinder that will surely make you grateful to be an owner of one (or at least motivate you to purchase one). There are plenty of yummy things that you could make using your meat grinder, but plenty of those who have one don’t even realize what they’re missing out on ! But now the time has come to get a little creative.

All of my recipes are pretty quick and easy to make yet delicious. On top of that, they also don’t cost a lot to make. The majority of their ingredients are actually things you are likely to already keep in your own kitchen. I'm here to help you get more creative with your food grinder, and make you start cooking the most flavorful recipes for a meat grinder!

Chicken Curry Burgers

Prepare yourself for a true explosion of flavor with this quick and simple recipe! These chicken curry burgers go really well with nearly any side and they surely make a nice change from the conventional beef burgers.


  • Boneless chicken thighs
  • One diced onion (yellow or red)
  • One jalapeño (optionally)
  • Three full garlic cloves
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • One tablespoon of crushed red pepper seasoning
  • Two teaspoons of yellow curry powder
  • Two teaspoons of salt
  • Two teaspoons of pepper
  • One tablespoon of vegetable/olive oil

Cooking Directions

You should start by dicing your onion and jalapeño pepper, and then combining them in a bowl. Then you need to peel the garlic cloves and put them aside for later.

Next you’re going to need a meat grinder. Grab the chicken thighs and grind them in your grinder while putting in your garlic cloves separately, ensuring that they’re minced in thoroughly with the chicken.


Then add an onion and pepper mix with the meat grounds in one bowl, and then add the honey, red pepper, curry and salt and pepper. Mix it all together thoroughly until they get distributed throughout the meat evenly.

Put a non sticking frying pan on a medium heat. Begin making six ounce patties while the pan is warming up. Each patty needs to be cooked for six to eight minutes on each side.

Ways to serve: on regular buns, or without bread and dipped into a ranch jalapeño dressing.

Spicy Chicken Ham Spread – a delicious snack

This particular recipe is for a quick and easy yummy snack to be served at picnics or parties. This spread will instantly become popular with your guests, and they will surely ask for it at every other party you throw! This recipe is for about two and a half cups of spread, which is enough for ten to twelve people.


  • One cup of ground cooked chicken
  • One cup of ground cooked ham
  • One tablespoon of minced sweet pickle
  • One tablespoon of lemon rind grated
  • Four tablespoons of softened butter
  • One teaspoon of nutmeg
  • A dash of salt & pepper

Cooking Directions

Set up your meat grinder and run the chicken and ham through it.

Now in the very same bowl, combine the minced sweet pickle and the lemon zest. Then add the butter, grated nutmeg and the dash of salt and pepper. Mix it all together until it gets blended smoothly. Use plastic wrap to cover the bowl and put it in a fridge for thirty minutes to cool down.

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Ways to serve: on thin strips of rye bread, on whole wheat crackers or on pretzel thins.

I hope that these recipes inspire you to get a lot more creative with your meat grinder. Have fun cooking!

Breakfast Sausage

Having your own electric meat grinder means you can create some of the greatest tasting sausages. What makes this particular recipe great is that it may also be used as a dinner sausage recipe. Prepare your meat grinder to make a yummy seasoned pork sausage:


  • 5 pounds of pork
  • Two tablespoons of salt
  • One and a half teaspoon of white pepper
  • One and a half teaspoon of ground sage
  • One teaspoon of thyme
  • One teaspoon of nutmeg
  • One teaspoon of ginger
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    Half a teaspoon of crushed red pepper seasoning
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    Quarter of cup of water

Cooking Directions

The first thing you need to do is trim the pork of all the excess fat, then put it through the meat grinder. Once you’re done grinding the meat, add all of the seasonings together in the bowl of meat. I recommend you mix them together by hand.

Once the seasonings are spread thoroughly and evenly throughout your meat, create sausage-shaped patties by hand or with a sausage stuffer. Cook the patties on a non sticking frying pan for seven minutes on each side. Enjoy your sausage!