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Old 04-21-2017, 03:33 PM   #51
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I first look for "Manager's Specials". If that is not enough, then I look for chuck meat on sale. Next I then grind my own burger meat and mix in any seasonings for them that I would normally do if I were buying pre-ground meat. I make 1/4 pound 'bugers and wrap them individually for the freezer.

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Old 04-21-2017, 07:08 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by CarolPa View Post
I have never bought premade burgers, but I do buy ground beef and make my own burgers for the freezer. I have found that they turn out best if I let them defrost naturally, not in the microwave, rather than cooking them frozen. Just my 2 cents. The best thing would be to buy the meat fresh each time I make burgers, but when there's only 2 people, there's going to be some meat leftover, and what other choice but to freeze it? I read of someone who used to brown the ground beef and then freeze it. If she was making a recipe that called for browned ground beef she used her frozen browned ground beef. I don't know about that one.
Maybe from me? I do that, but I fry it up with chopped onion. I freeze it on foil or waxed paper on a baking sheet, so it isn't in one big clump. Then I put it in a bag and it's handy for lots of stuff. Sometimes I do that if I bought ground beef and didn't get around to cooking it. I do this before it goes off.

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