Can I put cooked roast beef which I have minced, to raw ground beef to make burgers to be cooked?

  • Posted by: Dln
  • May 9, 2016


Smaug May 10, 2016
Works fine in small quantities. There's probably not a lot of point to it but if, say the roast was marinated it might add a little flavor surprise. I've done similar things with meatloaf- in a burger, structural integrity will be compromised by more than a very small amount.
702551 May 9, 2016
From a health perspective, yes, sure.

From a taste perspective, well, the cooked beef particles will end up being overcooked when they are cooked the second time. The main questions here are what are your expectations and how much do you care about the end result's quality.

It certainly won't taste like a burger patty made entirely from fresh raw ground beef, but if that doesn't bother you, then go for it.

Ultimately, this is something you are putting on your dinner table, Food52 readers aren't going to eat it.

I'd never do what you propose but feel free to give it a whirl and report back how much you enjoyed the end result.

Good luck.
pierino May 10, 2016
Actually, trying to turn roast beef into a burger is pointless. On the other hand you can make a pretty good hash from it.
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