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Turkey and Beef Burgers

To cut down on last-minute prep time, as soon as I come home from the grocery store, I mix ground turkey and ground beef for burgers and meat loaves. Then I freeze this mixture until needed. Is it safe to combine the uncooked meats and then freeze them before cooking? —S.M., Bowling Green, Kentucky

Yes, it is perfectly safe to combine and freeze uncooked ground beef and turkey for up to 3 months. Because ground turkey needs to cook to a higher temperature than ground beef, it is important to cook the burgers or meat loaf to an internal temperature of 165°.

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