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Help save freezer burned homemade bean burgers!

arielleeve | Oct 18, 201603:07 PM     6

About two months ago I made a giant batch of bean burgers to freeze (the excellent, highly recommended Kenji recipe on Serious Eats, which has gotten consistently rave reviews from everyone I've served it to, including diehard meat eaters). But as of a few weeks ago the flavor started to go seriously downhill, I think from being in the freezer (they don't *look* freezer burnt but definitely have that flavor).

We have five left and since they were painstakingly homemade I am loathe to throw them out. They aren't terrible and we already serve them with lots of toppings (lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayo, avocado, pickles, cheese). But any other suggestions for ways to alleviate the slightly stale freezer flavor? Since they are already prepared and seasoned I don't know about marinade, which might make sense for raw meat. One other idea I had was maybe to add caramelized onions. Any vegetarian suggestions welcome!

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