04/01/2011 01:12 pm ET Updated Jun 01, 2011

The Best Ways To Grind Beef

As for the method of deconstruction, my usual go-to is the KitchenAid meat grinder (check out this article for tips on how to use it), but is that always the best method? What about the food processor? Hand chopping? Or--dare I say it--pre-ground beef?

I gathered my meat grinder, food processor, gigantic Chinese cleaver, and 10 pounds of fresh beef chuck to find out.