When a recipe calls for ground pork and I'm going to grind it myself fresh, which cut if pork should I use.

I once tried a pork chop for this and it was dry and bland, maybe because there's not enough fat in this cut?

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Pegeen
Pegeen May 29, 2014

What are you making? The cut depends on knowing if you need a fattier or leaner cut.

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pierino
pierino May 30, 2014

I would go with shoulder, also known as boston butt.

Declan
Declan June 2, 2014

Go with pork butt ...
All the way

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Susan W
Susan W June 3, 2014

Definitely shoulder (aka pork butt). You need the fat for flavor and moisture.

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ChefJune
ChefJune June 3, 2014

You'll need a pork shoulder. Best ratio of lean to fat for ground pork.

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Kristian Svennevig

I always use Boston butt/shoulder roast. Using tenderloin doesn't have enough fat. Usually around 20% fat for ground meat is about the right proportion.

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