enough fat ratio

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by ldrus, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    if i get a chuck roast to grind into sticks is there normally enough fat on the roast that i don't need to add any more ?
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well it all depends on the hunk of meat that you get look for a good amount of fat when you by it. Now I have always used a sirloin tip roast and added more fat to it.
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not with the meat they sell around here, they trim them down to almost nothing.
  4. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Some fat ratio's for ya IK

    Although any cut of beef may be used, chuck steak is one of the most popular choices (because of its richness of flavor and balance of meat and fat). Round steak is also frequently used.

    Ground beef is usually subdivided based on the cut and fat percentage:[7]
    • Chuck: 78-84% lean
    • Round: 85-89% lean
    • Sirloin: 90-95% lean
    hope this helps


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