The ideas for this easy make-ahead recipe came my friend Sharon, a homeschooling mom with 2 teen boys and a 12-yr-old daughter. She's always looking for easy meal prep ideas. This method lets you stock your freezer with ground beef crumbles. After that, go wild with already-cooked crumbles that you can use in tacos, sloppy Joes, hamburger casserole, etc. Note: Time and amount are approximate. Today I have about 7.5 lbs of burger crammed into my largest crockpot.