Never Miss an Episode: Subscribe on YouTube
WTF Burger Binder: Hold Everything
Find out what makes Burger Binder the star of the show in plant-based recipes, and why you can’t just use any ol’ methylcellulose to achieve these remarkable results. Scott and Janie discuss how to use Burger Binder and reveal our recipe for some spectacular plant-based hot dogs… on this week’s WTF.
Perfect Caviar Maker
Reimagined Pho ‘Noodles’
Plant-Based Ball Park Hot Dogs
Hydrated Burger Binder
References and Other Links you Might Like!
WTF – Plant Based Sausages
WTF – Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
WTF – Methyl Cellulose Primer
Ask A Chef – Why Does Methocellulose Gel?
About ‘We Transform Food’
We Transform Food is a weekly series from Modernist Pantry exploring cool ingredients and gadgets that can help any chef transform food into more memorable experiences.
August 25, 2020 7:00 pm
Burger binder and you are making hot dogs? How close or not so close in its use or application is burger binder to Methylcellulose HV?
September 12, 2020 10:53 am
They are very different. You can’t sub in HV for Burger Binder.
August 26, 2020 2:24 am
Can the burger binder be used to hold together ground beef rather than a meat substitute? Thanks.
September 14, 2020 11:14 am
I want to say yes, but we haven’t tried it. Give it a go!
October 21, 2020 7:21 pm
I had an issue when making the plant based ballpark hot dogs. I blended 3.5 tablespoons if bb in 14 oz of water. I started the water inmy vitamix on low and slowly added the bb in the vortex. It turned white but when I poured it out it was very watery with a thick foamy cap. I added the right amount to the dog mix but it never got firm. Even after steaming the dogs in a silicone mold for 20 minutes.
October 26, 2020 8:04 am
For specific help please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 8, 2021 4:37 pm
why is the ONLY ingredient listed in burger binder Methylcellulose if they are VERY different.
April 9, 2021 9:29 am
There are many many many varieties of methylcellulose and they are not interchangeable. Burger Binder is one specific type of methylcellulose.
April 22, 2021 2:19 am
Does Burger Binder contain a blend of different types of methycellulose?
April 22, 2021 9:52 am
Sorry, that information is proprietary.
June 27, 2021 12:09 pm
I have wasted too many costly ingredients trying to get BB to actually bind. Simply on its own reconstituted and heated, gelled. Failed in recipes. Are there some ing that counteract gelling: acids fats salts?
Had to add gluten and re-steam to save my porcini patties which negates glutenfree menu items