The Blue Label Burger Blend Recipe

Note: Read my guide to different cuts of beef for a look into the development of this blend.

Recipe Facts

Prep: 10 mins
Freeze: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves: 4 burger patties
Makes: 1 pound of burger meat

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Ingredients

  • 6 ounces beef sirloin, trimmed of gristle, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 5 ounces beef brisket, trimmed of gristle, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 12 ounces bone-in oxtail, fat and meat carefully removed from bone and trimmed of silverskin, bones discarded or reserved for another use (about 5 ounces of combined meat and fat)

Directions

  1. Procedure (Meat Grinder): Place feed shaft, blade, and 1/4-inch die of meat grinder in freezer until well-chilled. Meanwhile, place meat chunks on rimmed baking sheet, leaving space between each piece and place in freezer for 10 minutes until meat is firm, but not frozen.

  2. Combine meat in large bowl and toss to combine. Grind meat and refrigerate immediately until ready for use. Handle as gently as possible.

  3. Procedure (Food Processor): Place bowl and blade of food processor in freezer until well-chilled. Meanwhile, place meat chunks on rimmed baking sheet, leaving space between each piece, and place in freezer for 10 minutes until meat is firm, but not frozen.

  4. Combine meat in large bowl and toss to combine. Working in two batches, place meat cubes in food processor and pulse until medium-fine grind is achieved, about 8 to 10 one-second pulses, scraping down processor bowl as necessary. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
412 Calories
25g Fat
0g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 412
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 511mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)