I tried this over a year ago on my family and they never knew the difference and they loved them. While this tip is not mine originally; I have a medical background and got it off one of my sites that I go to. I like my burgers medium and now I feel safe eating them that way. I buy the hamburger, mix it with prune paste, and then use or freeze.
Editor's Note: I had not heard of this before but here is a press release from Kansas State University reporting the benefits of Prunes in fighting E-Coli.
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I, too, like my hamburgers cooked medium and I still prepare them this way despite the E.coli risk. I am most curious as to how the prunes kill the the E.coli. Also, if you freeze the hamburger immediately after adding the prunes, will it still have the same effect? And how long do the prunes need to be in the hamburger before the bacteria is killed?Any information you could give me would be most appreciated. Thanks! Joni
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