Freeze-Dried Ground Beef Patties - 80/20 (Uncooked)
6 - 1/3 Pound Patties
32 Oz. of Fresh Beef
12 Oz. Net weight Freeze Dried (Approximate)
Freeze Dried Foods containing Fat have up to a 5 Year Shelf Life
Each Resealable Mylar bag has an oxygen and moisture absorber to ensure the longest shelf life possible.
Cooking freeze-dried ground beef patties is a simple process that requires rehydrating the patties and then cooking them to perfection.
- Freeze-dried ground beef patties
- Salt and pepper (optional)
- Cooking oil or butter (optional)
- Stove or hot plate
- Frying pan or skillet
- Spatula or tongs
1. Rehydrate the patties:
a. Place the freeze-dried ground beef patties in a bowl or container.
b. Pour enough water into the bowl to fully cover the patties.
c. Let the patties sit in the water for about 10-15 minutes to rehydrate fully. The exact time may vary, so follow the instructions on the packaging if provided.
2. Drain excess water:
a. After rehydrating, remove the patties from the water and gently squeeze them to drain any excess moisture. Be careful not to break the patties.
3. Season the patties (optional):
a. If desired, season the patties with salt and pepper or any other preferred seasonings. This step enhances the flavor of the patties but is optional.
4. Heat the frying pan:
a. Place a frying pan or skillet on the stove or hot plate and heat it over medium heat. Preheating the pan ensures even cooking.
5. Add oil or butter (optional):
a. If desired, add a small amount of cooking oil or butter to the heated pan to prevent sticking and add flavor. You can skip this step if you prefer a healthier cooking method or are using a non-stick pan.
6. Cook the patties:
a. Place the rehydrated ground beef patties onto the hot pan. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan; cook in batches if necessary.
b. Cook the patties for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are browned and cooked through. Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of the patties and your preferred level of doneness.
7. Flip the patties:
a. Once one side is browned, use a spatula or tongs to flip the patties carefully to the other side.
b. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the other side is browned and the patties are cooked through.
8. Check for doneness:
a. To ensure the patties are fully cooked, you can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Ground beef should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).
9. Remove from heat and serve:
a. Once the patties are cooked to your desired level of doneness, remove them from the heat.
b. Let the patties rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
c. Serve the freeze-dried ground beef patties as desired, such as in burgers, sandwiches, or with a side of vegetables or salad.
Certainly! If you prefer to grill the freeze-dried ground beef patties instead of pan-frying them, here's an additional step you can follow:
10. Grill the patties (alternative method):
a. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
b. Once the grill is hot, place the rehydrated ground beef patties directly onto the grill grates.
c. Close the grill and cook the patties for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are browned and cooked through.
d. Use a spatula or tongs to carefully flip the patties to the other side.
e. Continue grilling for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the other side is browned and the patties are cooked to your desired level of doneness.
f. Remove the patties from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the heat of your grill and the thickness of the patties. It's important to monitor the patties closely to avoid overcooking or burning them.
Enjoy your freeze-dried ground beef patties!
Freeze-Dried Ground Beef - 6 Patties 80/20 (Uncooked)
When handling and storing freeze-dried foods, it's important to follow these instructions to maintain their quality and ensure food safety:
1. Read Packaging Instructions: Carefully read and follow any specific instructions provided on the packaging of the freeze-dried food products. Handle uncooked freeze-dried foods the same as fresh raw foods.
2. Properly Seal and Store: After opening the packaging, make sure to reseal it tightly to prevent air and moisture from entering. Properly sealed packaging helps maintain the quality and shelf life of freeze-dried foods. If the original packaging is not resealable, transfer the contents to airtight containers or resealable bags.
3. Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Store freeze-dried foods in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight, humidity, and heat sources. Exposure to these elements can compromise the quality, texture, and taste of the food. Aim for a storage temperature between 50°F (10°C) and 70°F (21°C).
4. Protect from Moisture: Moisture is the enemy of freeze-dried foods as it can lead to spoilage. Keep the packaging or containers away from areas with high humidity or sources of moisture, such as sinks or steamy environments.
5. Prevent Cross-Contamination: Use clean utensils or washed hands when handling freeze-dried foods to avoid cross-contamination with other ingredients or surfaces. This helps maintain the quality and safety of the freeze-dried products.
6. Check for Signs of Spoilage: Before consuming or using freeze-dried foods, inspect them for any signs of spoilage. Discard the product if you notice off-odors, unusual colors, or mold growth. If the packaging is damaged or compromised, it's best to err on the side of caution and not consume the product.
7. Rotate and Use Before Expiration: Freeze-dried foods have a long shelf life, but it's advisable to consume them before the expiration date mentioned on the packaging for the best quality. Practice proper first-in, first-out (FIFO) rotation to ensure older products are used before newer ones.
By following these handling and storage instructions, you can maintain the quality, flavor, and nutritional value of your freeze-dried foods for an extended period, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience.