Place patties in a single layer or stack and separate layers with non-greased freezer paper. Insert carefully into a freezer bag, lay flat in the freezer (if you have the room), and consume within three months.
1 of 3
Next: How to Thaw Burgers
Do not thaw the patties at room temperature. Instead, stick the patties in the refrigerator and wait until they are at least partially thawed. You can grill partially frozen patties, but it may take longer for the centers to finish. This could also result in an unevenly cooked burger.
2 of 3
Next: How to Store Burgers
Store hamburger patties the same way you’d store ground beef. Either keep the meat in its original container or wrap in saran wrap and insert into a plastic bag. The meat should stay fresh for one to two days.
3 of 3
Next: How to Freeze Burgers
Here’s a vegetarian burger recipe that’ll satisfy skeptical carnivores. Canned black beans and roasted eggplant deliver an umami-rich punch of flavor, fleshed out with garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, and coriander. The beans provide texture and the eggplant, its natural sugars caramelized by roasting, adds richness. If you’re really ambitious, consider making our Hamburger Buns and Homemade Mayonnaise.
For more burger inspiration, check out our Falafel Burgers, Black-Eyed Pea Vegan Burgers, and Veggie Burger. For more filling black beans meals, see our Cuban black beans recipe.