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How to Brown and Freeze Ground Beef {Plus Recipes}

Posted By Smockity Frocks On April 15, 2013 @ 9:00 am In Main Dishes,Recipes | 3 Comments


Since we are a family of 10, we buy our ground beef in 5 pound packages. I brown it up and divided it into 1 pound packages for the freezer so it’s recipe ready the next time I need it.

Here’s how to brown and freeze large amounts of ground beef:

  • Chop 1 large onion and 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Place ground beef, onion, and garlic in slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 5-6 hours. Check for pink spots and cook longer if needed.
  • Place a large strainer on a cookie tray and transfer the ground beef to the strainer.
  • Allow grease to drain for several minutes.
  • Divide ground beef into gallon size Ziploc bags.
  • Squeeze out air before zipping, and smash flat for easier defrosting.
  • Freeze.

Now, be sure to check out these ground beef recipes:

Alternately, if you have uncooked ground beef, try these easy homemade meatballs [9].


Then run, don’t walk to try these homemade White Castle sliders [11]. You won’t be sorry. They will rock your world. Seriously. Your hair will be shinier, your teeth will be whiter, and your friends will be more charming. (Results vary.)

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[7] Lots of ground beef recipes: http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/tag/ground-beef-recipes

[8] Ground Beef Recipes Ebook: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BDW1JNQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BDW1JNQ&linkCode=as2&tag=smockfrock0f-20

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