First of all, if you have the right equipment, grinding your own meat is very simple. KitchenAid mixers have a meat grinder attachment that you can buy. There are also hand operated table models of grinders that are available online. They clamp to the table surface and you add the meat as below.

To be completely honest, we wanted to make tube style sausages, but we were unable to obtain the casings. In retrospect, this way might have been better. If you don't want burgers, you can brown the meat and add it to your favorite tomato sauce for an incredible pasta dinner. Just freeze what you don't use and it is ready to spice up any recipe.

4 pounds pork butt

spice mixture

5 teaspoons sea salt
1 Tablespoon fennel
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons grated garlic
3 Tablespoons dry red wine

This is a spicy mixture. Adjust the combination to your taste. Add your favorite spices.

Cut the pork into 1 inch size chunks. Place into a large bowl and add the spices. Stir until the pork is completely coated.
Place the spiced pork in the top of the grinder. Put the mixer on a medium setting. Have a clean bowl waiting below the grinder to catch the ground meat.
Using the wooden plunger, push the pork down into the grinder. It will begin coming out and will fall directly into the bowl. It is that simple. Form into burgers and you are ready to go.
Place the burgers on a grill over hot coals. And there you have it. We actually made two different styles. Pork burgers that were medium hot, and turkey burgers that were mild. You can make ground meat completely to your own taste! And burgers that are unbelievably delicious!