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How to Grind Venison and Other Wild Game

Unpretentious, inexpensive and versatile, ground meat is the backbone of American meals. Follow these tips and best practices for making your own. (Jenny Nguyen photo)
Unpretentious, inexpensive and versatile, ground meat is the backbone of American meals. Follow these tips and best practices for making your own. (Jenny Nguyen photo)

If you're into DIY and process your own wild game, here are some of the best practices to efficiently maximize quantity and quality while ensuring the best-tasting ground meat at the dinner table

Steak is good, but the ability to grind meat allows us to utilize tougher, more sinewy parts of animals in cost-effective, delicious ways. How many recipes can you think of that call for ground meat? The possibilities are endless. Taco meat, meatballs, meat pies, runzas, casseroles, sloppy Joe’s, ravioli, chili, sandwiches, kebabs, jerky … ground wild game is a great alternative for many recipes.

Unfortunately, I know too many hunters who have been blinded by just loins and breasts. But legs and quarters get me just as excited. Knowing how to grind your own meat will help you become a less wasteful hunter. To get the best out of your wild game for grinding, here are some tips.

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