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Big Batch Cooked Ground Beef

Freeze in 1 to 2 cup portion containers or in loose pieces as directed below so you can scoop out as much as you need in your favourite pasta sauce, chili, soup or casserole recipe.

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  • Cook ground beef in stockpot or Dutch oven, using medium-high heat for 9 to 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon until browned and completely cooked.
  • Drain in colander.
  • Return to pot and add onion and garlic; simmer uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes until vegetables are soft.
  • Spread mixture out in a single layer onto several foil-lined baking trays; cover loosely with plastic wrap and freeze just until meat is firm (about 1 hour).
  • Loosen frozen beef into chunks and scoop into freezer bags or containers.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Add frozen beef to recipes calling for browned ground beef, you may need to increase the recipe’s cooking time slightly.
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  1. britsmom769
    I freeze mine in 2c. Portions for fatter meat and 2-1/2c. For leaner meat,these portions equal 1# of raw meat
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  2. SwoR8193
    I have also been doing this for years. It is really a blessing to have the meat already cooked and ready to "season" for a quick meal. I use it to make taco salad, sloppy joe, loose meat sandwiches, scrambled burgers, chili, and all kinds of homemade hamburger helper type dishes. You can have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes with some pre-browned ground beef. I am glad you thought to post this as a recipe too.
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  3. maddy331
    It was an excellent idea to post this. I do this also with onion and green pepper and freeze in meal size portions in vacuum sealed bags. Such a time saver to pull it out of the freezer, thaw it in the microwave and use it.
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  4. Susie in Texas
    What a time and money saver this recipe is!! I have been making this for years but just never thought about posting it as a recipe. I hit my local grocery early in the mornings and buy up packages of marked-down ground chuck/round. After cooking & cooling, I use my kitchen scale to weigh out 1 lb. portions and then freeze in freezer bags. These are so handy for soups, chili, casseroles, sauces, pizza etc. A real timesaver for those quick and easy recipes. I wish I had thought to post this one, Dancer, but I'm very glad you did!
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  5. Dancer
    Freeze in 1 to 2 cup portion containers or in loose pieces as directed below so you can scoop out as much as you need in your favourite pasta sauce, chili, soup or casserole recipe.
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