Freezing my hamburgers

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jcv

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We buy like 10+ pounds of hamburger at a time, seperate into 1.5 pound sections and freeze. We use it for lots of stuff but I do make burger patties regularly. Mine are pretty simple: mix wishbone italian dressing into the meat, make the 1/4 lb patty in my press and season both sides with Dizzy Pig Raising the steaks or Cowlick Steak Rub.

Can I seperate these patties with wax paper and freeze them? It would be nice to make all the patties at once and just toss the frozen patties on the grill if I need a meal in a pinch.

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...Can I seperate these patties with wax paper and freeze them? It would be nice to make all the patties at once and just toss the frozen patties on the grill if I need a meal in a pinch. Thanks

Absolutely!! :chef:
 

Andy M.

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I wrap half pound portions of ground beef in plastic wrap and freeze them on a half sheet pan then into a plastic freezer bag. I find that works better than wax paper between the pattys.
 

Rob Babcock

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+1 on the parchment paper. Another thing that works well is to freeze them first, then separate with patty papers & vacuum pack 'em (eg Foodsaver).
 

danpeikes

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Yup, freeze flat, wrap individually in plastic wrap, put in a ziplock bag, label and date the bag.
 

Cooking Goddess

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My Mom used to freeze burgers between waxed paper layers, so I do too. Heck, if it worked for Mom....

parchment paper is easier to separate when frozen than wax paper.
Never, ever thought of that, Robo, but it's a great idea!:idea: I'll try it next time and save myself hearing DH grumble while trying to pull stuck waxed paper out of the meat before grilling! I'm sure he'll thank you.
 

jcv

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Thanks everyone for the replies!

I ended up making and seasoning the patties then wrapping 2 at a time in saran wrap then put them into freezer ziplocs. I took out 4 patties several days later and they unwrapped perfectly - no sticking! Tossed them on the grill and they were great.
 

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