Twelve beef/pork meat blends were made from lean of mature beef and dark or mature pork carcasses. Meat blends containing about 20% beef fat were rated higher for appearance scores by a consumer panel than blends made with 20% pork fat. Visual acceptance of beef/pork patties was accomplished via use of all‐beef fat and additionally by extending mature beef (MB) with mature pork (MP) or dark pork lean (DP). Agtron calorimetry scores indicate a minimum of 20% MB lean extended with 60% MP was needed to create the appropriate red color attractive to consumers. Use of 60% MP lean with about 20% beef fat resulted in patties acceptable to consumers for visual appearance and eating satisfaction.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of food science|
|State||Published - May 1986|