So what's my trick for patting out burgers without touching the meat? Well, I have a few. It depends on if I'm grilling right away or putting up in the freeze for later, as to which method I use. If I'm putting away for later, then I mix everything in a gallon Ziploc bag (yes THAT brand bc it's less likely to bust). Then I flatten the bag, cut open one side of the bag and take a knife to section out the burgers. They will be square and more like sliders.
For those that I will be grilling at that time, I use a spoon and treat it like cookie dough. WHAT?!? Cookie Dough? Yep, watch this quick video, for a minute, to see what I mean
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Also, remember to DOUBLE the recipe so that you are cooking once and eating multiple times. Cooked leftover patties can be transformed into other dishes, so you don't have to eat them as burgers again. 😉 Crumble it and use it anywhere you need cooked ground meat. Another smart way to Meal Plan.