Raw Cheeseburgers Square Patties


3 lbs ground beef (use the leanest meat you can find)
Freeze Dried Tomatoes Freeze Dried Cheese
1 can of beer
Freeze Dried Avocado powder

Raw Cheeseburgers Square Patties

Sep 14, 2022Brian Witmer
Contributed By: Live. Life. Simple.

This recipe makes 10 almost 1/3lb burgers in a Large Tray.


  1. Weigh your meat to make sure you are putting an equal amount on each tray. (Dividers set to 10 portions )are very helpful for portioning down into single burgers.
  2. Line your tray with parchment or silicone (I recommend parchment)
  3. Spread raw ground beef evenly across the tray.
  4. Add dividers
  5. Pre freeze
  6. Freeze dry
  7. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)

Condiments directions

Cheese rehydrate shredded cheese in a bowl using a can of beer. This process is slow and will take time. May need to sit overnight.

Avocado I rehydrate with lemon water to keep from going brown.
Dividers are useful for this recipe

****Make sure to label your packages as raw, and SANITIZE your machine when done**** (see Tips, Trick and Tools on the www.freezedryingcookbook.com for a video on cleaning your machine)

Cycle Time

My cycle time in a mixed load of raw and cooked hamburgers was just over 30 1⁄2 hours.


I tried water, beer, pickle juice, and beef stock to rehydrate, letting the burgers sit covered in liquid until rehydrated.

Cooking Directions 

These burgers already look cooked after soaking up liquids, make sure to cook to temperature.


* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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