Coarse Grind. What? Another type of ground beef? Well, not completely ground beef (this coarse grind is ground through a plate with 1 inch holes in it). This is Glenn’s brainchild after learning the secret behind what used to be the best burger joint in Montana (they have since faded…sadly). These guys ground super coarse ground again, fresh, just before hand shaping the burgers before they hit the grill.
The result? The juiciest, most tender burger you’ll have ever had. Why? Because when you grind it yourself and carefully, gently, lovingly craft a patty out of that grind, you leave a lot of air stuck in your patty. Those air pockets fill with juices and pasture fat that, if not overcooked, remain in your burger for you to fully enjoy when you take a bite.
But there is a catch: you have to grind it at home to get these results. Got a Kitchen Aid sitting idle on the counter? Or have access to a meat grinder? We just use a Kitchen Aid with an inexpensive (around $30) grinder attachment (dishwasher safe) with a 1/8 inch plate on it and watch the waterfall of red and white fluff cascade down into the bowl. For best results here, only partially thaw it; it will feed so much easier through the mill. Then,form it gently into burgers for your grilling or pan fry pleasure, and experience the joy of a fairly incredible burger experience. Be gentle--too much pressing and OCD rounding of your patty will ruin it. One more caution: overcooking is easy if you cook burgers by feel, because they will feel soft and rare even when medium done, as they are that filled with juice.
We’re offering it in 5 lb vacuum packs (because you might as well grind 5 lbs to make it worth your while), at a 10% savings over our regular grind. We find it best to make these when having guests over...then all of the burgers are gone in one fell swoop. A burger bash extraordinaire; the best presentation with the best there is in grass fed beef...Alderspring.
Oh...and one more thing. You'll notice that the packages are marked "Course Ground Beef" instead of "Coarse." We think it's one of those cognitive switches, where our packers mislabeled it intentionally, because of "course" this is maybe what grind should be...fresh ground. Of course.