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Raw burger meat mixed with garlic/spices—do I have to cook it now?

tatamagouche Jun 2, 2010 06:01 PM

Mixed it up and then my sweetie decided he wanted sushi. Can I cover it and put it in the fridge til tomorrow, or do I need to cook it off tonight?


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    CocoaNut Jun 3, 2010 11:49 AM

    Just an addition to what has already been said. Most often, the coldest place in the refrigerator is the back part of the top shelf. This is where all uncooked meat and fresh fish should be stored for short-term, optimum freshness. As extra insurance when holding fish, put the fish in a plastic bag and cover it with ice as well.

    1. Chemicalkinetics Jun 3, 2010 12:17 AM

      I agree with everyone. Putting in the refridgerator is fine. If you are slight concern, just make sure the burger meat will be cooked throughly.

      1. mstinawu Jun 3, 2010 12:08 AM

        I actually need to make ~50 patties for a party and I plan to do it the night before.. The party is in the evening.. Hope I'll be all good leaving the patties in the refrigerator for close to 24 hours.

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          CocoaNut Jun 2, 2010 06:19 PM

          Just for future reference, when using a burger meat mix, I always make more than what I want for that day, split it into whatever quantity, tightly wrap the unneeded portion in saran and freeze it. It actually gives the meat and seasoning time to come together. I currently have about 5 individually wrapped 1/3 lb burger patties in the freezer for an spur of the moment want/need.

          Edit: I never put raw egg into the portion that I'll be freezing.

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          1. re: CocoaNut
            tatamagouche Jun 2, 2010 07:28 PM

            Thanks all!

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            smtucker Jun 2, 2010 06:14 PM

            I think a 24 hr delay should not be an issue. I would probably put it in a tupperware-type container as opposed to simply covering a bowl with cling wrap, but that is just me. If it will be much longer than that, I would create the patties and freeze them.

            1. Cherylptw Jun 2, 2010 06:13 PM

              You can cook it tomorrow...just make sure to wrap tightly.

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