How to make your own ground meat

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 | 13 comments

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So, did everyone else know how crazy easy it is to make your own ground meats?  I had no idea until I saw a blurb in Cooking Light about putting chicken breast in a food processor.  Sound odd to anyone else?  I was intrigued so I decided to give it a go over the weekend.

Take a looksie at these chicken tacos I made!

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I don’t mean to brag, but that may be the most beautiful taco I’ve ever laid eyes on.  What’s even more beautful was how super easy it was to make.  First I started by tossing 1 jalapeno and 2 tsp minced garlic into a food processor:

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I gave that  a good pulse:

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Then added 8 ounces chopped chicken breast:

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And literally 10 seonds later I had my very own homemade (slightly green tinted) ground chicken breast!

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Isn’t it funny how something so simple can give you such a great sense of pride and accomplishment?  :D

I threw the ground chicken into a pan and seasoned with S&P and some cayenne pepper:

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The meat cooked up in no time!

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Next I sliced up some fresh avocado.  Delicioussssssssnesssssss:

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I used some Tumaro’s Low Carb tortillas (only 60 calories a pop) for my taco base, then added 2 ounces of the chicken, some chopped red onion, tomato, shredded cabbage, chopped cilantro, a little dribble of fat free sour cream, about 2 tbsp of avocado, and a little drizzle o’ lime:

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A little overboard on the toppings?  Perhaps…

I also added some Frank’s red hot for good measure (its hiding under the veggies)

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8 ounces of chicken made me enough for four tacos.  I ate two for dinner, and wrapped the remaining two up in plastic wrap for dinner the next night (by the way, the tacos were equally delicious cold :) ).

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So tasty and SO colorful!

Stats on 1 taco:  194 calories, 21g carbs, 7g fat, 19g protein, 10g fiber

Stats on dos tacos:  388 calories, 42g carbs, 14g fat, 38g protein, 20g fiber

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13 Comments

  1. Tacos are my FAVORITE!!! I love you girlie!!!! YOu always are making the BEST food!!! :)

  2. That is so cool! I just bought my own food processor (never had one before) and I never would have thought to make my own ground chicken. Thanks!

    • I’m pretty excited too! Sometimes my local grocery store doesn’t have very lean ground meats, now I can make my own!

  3. I love tacos! Fish tacos are fantastic. I have a sudden craving for them now!

    Oh and I noticed that your comments on my blog are going to my spam. Mary and Spam don’t mix!!!

  4. My sister makes her own ground meat for her little son – who knew it was so easy!?!

  5. yum!!! i have no food processor, but i am hoping that someone will buy me the food grinder attachment for my new stand mixer so i can be on my way to ground deliciousness.

  6. Soooo yummy!!

  7. I acutally did this before to make chicken apple bacon burgers!! They were soooooo gooooooood!! :)

  8. Wow this is brilliant!!! I will take any excuse to eat tacos and use my food processor!!

  9. What type of food processor do you have?

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