Yes, you can buy ready ground beef at the grocery store or butcher but I strongly encourage you to consider grinding your own! Don’t own a meat grinder? If you have a food processor this is still an easy task. Simply cube the meat you intend to grind in 1″ cubes. Place some of the cubes in the work bowl of your food processor (not filling it more than half-way) and pulse until the meat is your preferred consistency. Remove the ground meat and continue to process any of the remaining cubes of beef. When all of the meat is ground, season according to recipe instructions.
*Do use caution when working with raw meat or poultry, avoid cross-contamination – find guidelines here.