This month we’ve tackled eating more veggies with cauliflower rice and the shredder attachment (bonus blog for subscribers only), adding whole grains to your diet with Spelt Oat Bread, and now we are rounding out the healthy eating New Year’s resolutions with a meatless meal using the meat mincer attachment: Baked Falafel. That’s right, meat grinders aren’t just for meat. You can use them to make veggie burgers, like Mushroom Walnut Burgers, or let it do all the work for you when making falafel. And since this is about healthy eating, these falafel are baked instead of fried.
Continuing on with the food holiday theme this month, and tipping my hat to National Hamburger Day on July 28th. How do you make a really great burger? Grind your own meat. How do you make it taste even better? Make your own hamburger buns. And how do you really take it over the top? Fill it with a little homemade pimento cheese and slather some of that delicious southern spread on the bun as well. That’s right, multiple recipes in this post for the ultimate summer grilling sandwich.
Meatball subs may seem a little heavy for the summer, but subbing fresh tomatoes and basil in for regular tomato sauce puts a lighter spin on it and uses up some of that summertime garden bounty. Even as a former vegetarian, I really enjoy using the meat grinder. Ground meat at the grocery store always grossed me out a bit. It seems inevitable that you often end up with some gristle or a texture that is more like meat paste than ground meat. Being able to grind your own not only lets you control the texture and quality but lets you customize your own blends with different cuts of meat from different types of animals. And the freshness compared to store-bought ground meat is night and day.