Monday, April 26, 2010

Freezer Hamburgers

The next time you make hamburger patties, make a few (or a bunch) extra.   Raw hamburgers freeze great!  Wonderful to have them ready for a quick meal…
Bonus: Only dealing with the work and mess cleanup once
I’ve included a couple recipes we love below, but use your favorite method!  Hamburgers will freeze just fine, no matter how you prepare them.
Make your prepared and seasoned hamburger into patties:
Lay them in a single layer on a cookie sheet.   Freeze until solid.  Once frozen, they’ll separate easily from the cookie sheet.  Divide the frozen patties into portions/amounts you typically use and place in Ziploc bags.  Return to freezer. 
When ready to cook, thaw in refrigerator or cook from frozen.   
Honey Ranch Burgers 
Original recipe (makes 8):
2 pounds ground beef
1 (1 ounce) envelope ranch dressing mix 
2 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard (optional)
Mega Freezer Recipe (makes 24):
6 pounds ground beef
3 envelopes ranch dressing mix
6 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard (optional)
Mix all ingredients well.**  Shape into 8 (or 24) patties. Cook until juices run clear (well done). 
Juicy Freezer Hamburgers
Makes 24 hamburgers: 
6 pounds ground beef
3 eggs
3-4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 to 1 cup barbecue sauce 
3 teaspoons ground pepper 
Gently mix** and shape into 24 patties.  Season with salt while cooking. 
**I mix the burgers in batches with my Kitchenaid mixer and paddle.  Mix the seasoning ingredients first.  Add hamburger and pulse mixer on and off until blended.  Do not over mix. 
Please visit Tasty Tuesday and Tempt-My-Tummy Tuesday for more great recipes!


Mandy said...

I love the tip about the Kitchenaid Mixer. I'll use that from now on.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Great Idea! It's always the simple things starring me in the face that I miss. Love how you used the mixer to mix it all up.

Thanks again for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a fabulous day!

Deanna said...

Do they really cook as well straight from frozen? I've been so tempted to try that but haven't found anyone that can attest to it!


Shelley said...

Mandy & Kate- My hands get too cold trying to mix by hand and oh my, it's so much easier with the Kitchenaid! I use it for my meatloaf, too.

Deanna- I actually found the tip to cook them from frozen on another WFMW :) And yes, it works just fine! We think it makes them more moist.

Cheryl said...

oh yum! thanks!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...