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05-17-2007, 09:43
crumbling deer burgers. i've had this problem before but was able to fix it by adding an egg or adding some ground beef, but lately nothing seems to be working. what do you guys use to help keep your ground deer meat stuck together? for what its worth, i thaw it about a pound at a time and grind it, marinade for a couple hours, then cook....

lethal tupperwa
05-17-2007, 11:14
grinding some fat in with it.

05-17-2007, 17:37
Originally posted by lethal tupperwa
grinding some fat in with it.


Grind in 5-15% fresh pork back fat.

Michael Dean
05-18-2007, 13:48
+1 on the could use either beef kidney fat or pork fat. Have the meat and fat as cold as you can get it (without freezing)before and during the grinding process.

Are you marinating the meat "after" you grind it? If so that could be part of your problem. Try marinating it and then patting the meat dry before grinding.

05-18-2007, 15:44
I use my ground venison for different chili recipes, almost exclusively. To make a good hamburger, or meatball, adding fat, or suet, is of the utmost importance. It is the binding ingredient that holds the protein together!:thumbsup:

05-19-2007, 06:53
i'll try marinading before gringing first, but i'm thinking its fat grinding time.

05-19-2007, 09:04
50% vension with 25% ground chuck and 25% ground pork is what I use . Pack it in good an mix it good and you should have a good burger. Avoid lean ground beef ( sirloin ) and you should be good.

hint if you want a tasty nice easy cheap burger, get one packet of lipton soup packet and mix it in the meat when making the burger, add chopped green onions or spanish onions and grill medium on a low heat and you should have a nice tasty burger.Works great with buffalo and Ostrich also.

05-19-2007, 21:40
adding a "marinade" is basically just adding another spice and will do little if anything to add moisture to a burger. you need FAT. you can get this fat from pork/beef or monkey. ha. venison is very lean and to make it good, you have to add fat.
as noway mentioned, lipton onion soup mix does wonders ...

05-19-2007, 22:32
Originally posted by Michael Dean
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05-23-2007, 13:24
Originally posted by punkture
i'll try marinading before gringing first, but i'm thinking its fat grinding time.

Yep, the likely culprit is that your deer is way lean and doesn't have enough of a fat content to keep it stuck together.'re from MS too. I can't wait until deer season rolls around this year.

05-23-2007, 13:40
grind bulk bacon ends, about 1/3, in with venison.

works out just right. :)

05-23-2007, 16:09
Make sloppy Joes?

05-23-2007, 22:06
{grind bulk bacon ends, about 1/3, in with venison. }

ditto :thumbsup:

bacon makes everything better ;)

05-28-2007, 14:45
We always ground in some pork sausage with our ground deer meat.


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