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Bulk Frozen Hamburger Patties

Transform your meal prep with homemade frozen hamburger patties. Ideal for quick dinners or BBQ weekends, these patties can be made in bulk, frozen, and enjoyed as needed. This recipe delivers savory, juicy burgers every time, saving you those last-minute grocery runs.

Ingredients for bulk frozen hamburger patties

  • 2 pounds of ground beef (80/20 – for the best flavor and juiciness)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional: Other herbs and spices to taste

Instructions for bulk frozen hamburger patties

  1. Mix the Ingredients:

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. If desired, add other herbs and spices to your taste. Gently mix all the ingredients. Be careful not to overwork the meat to avoid tough patties.

  1. Form the Patties:

Divide the beef mixture into your preferred patty sizes (usually about 4 ounces each). Flatten the patties to about 1/2-inch thickness for even cooking, and make a shallow indent in the center with your thumb to prevent puffing up during cooking.

  1. Prepare for Freezing:

Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking tray. Place the patties on the baking tray in a single layer with enough space between them to avoid sticking. If stacking patties, place parchment paper between layers.

  1. Flash Freeze:

Freeze the tray with the patties for about 1-2 hours, or until the outsides are firm. This process, called flash freezing, helps keep the patties from sticking together when stored.

  1. Store Your Patties:

Transfer the partially frozen patties into freezer bags or an airtight container. Label the bags with the date so you can keep track of freshness. Patties can be stored frozen for up to 3 months.

  1. Cooking from Frozen:

When ready to cook, there’s no need to thaw – you can cook patties straight from the freezer. Simply preheat your grill or skillet over medium-high heat and cook the patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until the desired doneness is reached.

  1. Serve and Enjoy:

Serve your hot, juicy burgers on toasted buns with your favorite toppings.


  • Do not refreeze patties that have been thawed due to safety reasons.
  • Adjust cooking time if cooking thawed patties – they’ll cook faster than frozen ones.
  • Always ensure that your patties reach an internal temperature of 160°F to be fully cooked and safe to eat.

By preparing these bulk frozen hamburger patties ahead of time, you’ll have the foundation for an easy and delicious meal right at your fingertips, perfect for the seasoned meal-prepper, busy families, or anyone looking to skip the prep and dive right into grilling.

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