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Beef Suet For Venison Burger?

Has anyone ever used beef suet when making venison burger? I did a little research and I've read where some people use suet instead of adding actual beef cuts to their burger in order to increase the fat content. I didnt want to add any beef or pork to the venison, just fat so the burger isnt as dry. I should add, I stopped at the local butcher shop yesterday and picked up 10lbs of suet for free.
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We've used suet and it works well. We have also cut bacon into our grind. We only use venison burger for "burgers" and meatballs so the added bacon taste is a good thing everyone likes. Just make sure the suet is almost frozen when you add it to the grind and add in smaller chunks.
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I used to always have suet added to my burger. If you got it free you got a deal! I've been charged quite a bit for it in the past foor something that may have been thrown out?
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We've used suet and it works well. We only use venison burger for "burgers"
Does the suet help the burgers hold together better on the grill than just plain venison?
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Has anyone ever used beef suet when making venison burger? I did a little research and I've read where some people use suet instead of adding actual beef cuts to their burger in order to increase the fat content. I didnt want to add any beef or pork to the venison, just fat so the burger isnt as dry. I should add, I stopped at the local butcher shop yesterday and picked up 10lbs of suet for free.
A butcher will usually add beef or pork FAT trimmings to ground venison. Or at least they will ask you if you want it added when you drop your deer off.
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Sure helps hold burgers together when you flip them! Not needed for chili, sloppy joes, or meatloaf.
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A butcher will usually add beef or pork FAT trimmings to ground venison. Or at least they will ask you if you want it added when you drop your deer off.

I butcher my own deer but I've never added anything to the burger. I've added bacon and pork fat in the past but when I was told about suet, I figured that I would try it this year.
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I don't add anything to my ground venison. We used to but found we liked it with out anything added to it. Also pork fat tends to shorten freezer life.
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I used suet one time! never again.Flavor was good but the texture was terrible when eating I would do a small batch to see if you like it first. If it's dry you didn't use enough beef trimmings. I like 20/80 mix. You can also use "cheap" burger for your mix

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Does the suet help the burgers hold together better on the grill than just plain venison?

Yep as long as it is ground in during the grinding process and not just added after. Plain venison burgers with no binder added always falls apart for me.
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