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Grind beef for chili?

Wanting to grind a beef roast for Chili, Hamburger grind doesn't do, it it just a matter of how long to pulse with the steel blade?

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The food processor will pulverize the beef in seconds if you do not pulse it. Really, the food processor will tend to make the beef very fine. You can use the 3mm or 4mm slicing disc to make more of a ground beef (noodle-like) cut.

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