Im trying to find a faster way to serve cheeseburgers. I was thinking maybe i could par cook 10-15 patties up to 90% done right before rush hour then store them in a steam table with beef broth, then place them back on the grill per order to finish cooking them. Does anybody have any better suggestions?

  • There's an older question about parcooking and freezing (not recommended), but one of the answers (other than the 'don't do it' ones), advocated for what you're suggesting : cooking.stackexchange.com/a/91723/67
    – Joe
    Jun 4, 2019 at 14:18
  • also related (although dealing with fully cooked leftovers): cooking.stackexchange.com/q/75453/67
    – Joe
    Jun 4, 2019 at 14:19
  • Yea, I'm not particular fond off the cooking and freezing method. Thanks I'll check those out! :) Jun 4, 2019 at 14:23
  • How thick are your patties? Burgers shouldn't take more than a couple minutes each side. Jun 6, 2019 at 16:46
  • They are 3/4 inche on the edges and about a 1/2 inch in the center. Jun 6, 2019 at 16:55

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For speed and quality this is the perfect application for sous vide cooking. You can cook burgers to varying degrees of doneness. They can hang out in the water bath, at a degree or two below the rarest burger, for up to 2 hours. Just quickly sear or grill to finish.


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