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.
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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.
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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.
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With some veggie burger recipes calling for cooked beans, you end up with mushy patties that ooze when you go to take a bite. Here, garbanzo beans soak a full 24 hours before being chopped in the food processor with onion, garlic, herbs, and spices to yield patties that cook up crisp on the outside, chewy-tender on the inside.
Game plan: Homemade Hamburger Buns take these burgers over the top, and Tomato Jam is the perfect condiment.