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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?

They are very different. You can’t sub in HV for Burger Binder.

Can the burger binder be used to hold together ground beef rather than a meat substitute? Thanks.

I want to say yes, but we haven’t tried it. Give it a go!

Elaniece Spicer

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.

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why is the ONLY ingredient listed in burger binder Methylcellulose if they are VERY different.

There are many many many varieties of methylcellulose and they are not interchangeable. Burger Binder is one specific type of methylcellulose.

Does Burger Binder contain a blend of different types of methycellulose?

Sorry, that information is proprietary.

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