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Do You Make Your Own Burger Patties?

The other day when I was making jalapeño nacho cheeseburgers at home, my guy unassumingly asked me, "Are you making the patties from scratch?" I told him I most definitely was — and that I'd never think not to. Growing up, I remember my family eating premade, frozen patties from Sam's Club, but from the moment I realized it takes, oh, about 2.5 seconds to season ground meat and mold it into the shape of a patty, I started making my own and never turned back. What about you?

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Isista Isista 6 years
When I'm at home, and my mom does the grocery shopping, we have pre-made patties. I prefer to make my own though, when I'm at my apartment. I like actually being able to add herbs to the mix itself, not just on the outside.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Pre-made patties are usually tough and bland. I always make the patties and sometimes I'll grind the meat too.
yeokr yeokr 6 years
my family has always made them from scratch and i've never noticed ground turkey patties pre-made around here anyway, so i do my own turkey burgers.. it's much easier to play around with the different seasonings that way, IMO..
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
hex913 hex913 6 years
My mom used to make them from scratch when I was a kid, I hated them, so I always buy preformed patties (they taste better in my opinion).
amber512 amber512 6 years
Always, always, always! But then I don't eat meat, so I make black bean burgers. We used to buy storebought veggie burgers, but they have so many freaky ingredients in them. I don't want to eat chemicals! I want good food!
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
I always make my own patties. It's much easier to flatten the balls of meat with a plate than to screw around trying to free-form them. That is why some people like my mother will not make her own patties, because making perfectly even, round burgers can be tricky. I'm planning on grinding my own meat starting sometime in the near future -- that will be awesome.
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
It doesn't even occur to me that there is any way to make a burger except from scratch.
partysugar partysugar 6 years
Yes and I've even started grinding me own meat!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Always. It's less expensive, and I can control the seasonings--particularly the sodium content.
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