Buy ground beef in bulk and freeze in ziplocks. Smoosh down flat to save room in the freezer. Also includes 20+ freezer-friendly recipes. YUM.

As you can tell from this blog, I’m a huge fan of freezer cooking. I freeze meals as well as individual ingredients to use later.

Recently I split up a 5 pound package of ground beef. Here’s what I did: sectioned up the meat into individual 1-gallon freezer bags (I did two with 2lbs, and one with 1lb), and labeled them with a permanent marker. I smooshed each one down flat like a pancake, getting all of the air out, then sealed them. I placed the packages flat in the freezer. This way, when they are flat and thin, you can stack them to save room in the freezer. Plus when you go to thaw or defrost them, it takes less time since they are super thin.

 

Buy ground beef in bulk and freeze. Smoosh down flat in individual freezer bags to save room, and you can stack em like books in the freezer. Site also has tons of delicious freezer meals.

I saw another tip on RealSimple.com, which looks pretty nifty too: after the ground beef is flat in the bag, section it off into squares to break off individual portions.

Also, here are some of my freezer-friendly recipes:

Mother-In-Law’s Famous Meatloaf

Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken

5-ingredient Cheesy Pork Chops and Potatoes

3-Ingredient Cheesy Ranch Pork Chops

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops

3-Ingredient Fiesta Chicken

8 Can Chicken Taco Soup

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Greek Marinated Chicken

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Chicken Teriyaki

Citrus Chicken

Buffalo Ranch Chicken

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

Kickin’ Buffalo Lime Chicken

Braided Pepperoni Pizza

Garlic Ranch Chicken

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Garlicky Goodness Honey Mustard Chicken

The “No Recipe” Chili Recipe

Cream Cheese Mints

Ranch Parmesan Chicken

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Slow Cooker Korean Ribs

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