Can you add bacon to ground venison?

Can you add bacon to ground venison?

The first batch was 9lbs of deer and 1lb of regular grocery store bacon. It turned out ok. The next batch was 9lbs of deer 2.5lbs of hardwood smoked bacon ends. The bulk stuff lots of fat and flavor.

How much bacon do you mix with deer meat?

70% venison, 30% bacon ends and pieces is what I do. This ratio makes some really tasty venison bacon burgers.

How much pork fat do I add to venison burger?

For those of you wondering exactly how much pork fat to add to venison sausage, the standard ratio is 80% venison and 20% pork fat. You can go above 20% if you want the sausage to be as succulent as possible, but everything over 50% might be too fatty.

How do you grind deer bacon burgers?

Cut the bacon and the venison into small enough pieces to fit your grinder. We go with about a 75% venison to 25% bacon mixture for our grind, but you can adjust it up or down to your liking. For the best burger texture, I like to double grind, both times through the large plate on our Magic Chef grinder.

How do you mix venison for burgers?

Add equal amounts of ground pork sausage or ground beef with a 20 percent fat ratio to the ground venison to achieve a 50/50 mixture. Use the food scale to add the correct amount. You can add 25 percent pork and 25 percent beef for three-meat mixture.

How do you know when deer bacon is cooked?

Place formed bacon on smoker racks and increase the smoker temperature 10 degrees every hour until the smoker reaches 180 degrees. The bacon is done when the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove bacon from the smoker, let cool, then thinly slice.

What cheese goes with venison?

Get some nice cheddar and slice it yourself. Crumble in some bleu cheese with the ground venison before you make your patties, or on top of the burger just before you take it off the grill. Try some pepper jack or havarti with dill, one of my favorites. A smoked cheddar or gouda also might be nice, too.

What is the best fat to add to venison burger?

Since venison meat is so lean, deer burger patties often turn out too dry and tough. I highly recommend an 80% lean to 20% pork fat ratio for deer burger meat. Fat is usually added at the time your deer is being processed but it can also be added while making this recipe (see recipe card below).

What is the best to mix with ground venison?

Ground venison is a very and occasionally gamey lean meat that comes from deer, and its texture is generally improved by mixing in pork sausage or beef.

What do you mix with deer when grinding?

Depending on what you’re planning to cook, you may want to add fat to your ground venison. This added fat can be bacon, pork shoulder, pork belly, beef tallow, etc. It’s purely personal preference. I always add about 15-20 percent fat if I’m making hamburger or kebabs, which makes the meat juicier and more flavorful.