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Jun 17, 2007 02:15 PM

Help with leftover hamburger

Much to my surprise, my guests favored yellowfin tuna burgers to tasty grilled hamburgers. The results of my error planning is a refridgerator full of cookers hamburgers. Is there anything I can do with them or should I head straight to the curb for Monday morning's trash?

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  1. What are "cookers" hamburgers? Does that mean they are cooked?

    1. Good grade hamburg can be frozen, cooked. Mind you it will ALWAYS have the grilled taste. Since I could not waste them, I woudl save, and chop/dice later in winter to add to a stew or deep sauce, that would take a grilled taste.

      Sorry for your overcoook. But great your guests liked your tuna!!!

      1. If they are cooked I would turn them into a nice taco salad. Dress it with a lime and chili vinaigrette. Crunble the burgers mound on top of crisp lettuce, add grated cheese, red onion, diced tomatoes and chopped avocado. Maybe a bit of corn and some black beans? Tortilla chips or warm corn tortillas? You've got supper!

        1. Sloppy Joes? I have never made it homemade (preferring the powdered package mix from my childhood:)). But my sister has, and they were pretty tasty. The recipe called for browning the meat, draining, and then adding the other ingredients. You already have the cooked meat, just chop it up and follow the rest of the recipe. If you google, you will pull up a bunch of recipes for Sloppy Joes.
          Now I am hungry for one of those; haven't had one in years!

          1. If they're uncooked, either freeze them as is but make sure you put some doubled up wax paper between them so you can get them apart for making burgers one at a time.
            You can also just use it as ground beef.

            If they're cooked, individually wrap in saran and freeze. Then you can take them out one at a time and nuke (Or heat other ways) for individual burgers.

            I've also grated them and put in spaghetti sauce. Which also means you can use them for just about any other thing. Sloppy Joe's, Chili, Tacos, etc.