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By melissamodica from Goldsboro, North Carolina
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This is my "Duh" moment. I never thought about storing meat flat like this. I've put them into patties, but never something as simple as this! Great tip, can't wait to try it. :)
If you have children, you might even want to freeze some of the hamburger in patties in sandwich bags, then put them in the larger freezer bag. They thaw in microwave using "defrost" in about 2 minutes and then can go into the frying pan.
I also divide very large roasts into roast, stew beef, and steak. Much cheaper that way.
I cook up 10 pounds of ground beef at a time and then I divide it up into one pound packages (our family's size) and just freeze it. Then when I get home from work, all the hard stuff is done and I can make tacos, casseroles or whatever fast.
Buy large quantities of meat (hamburger or chicken). It is usually cheaper this way. Then separate it out into 1 lb amounts or however much your family eats and label and freeze it.
By Nicole from Eden Prairie, MN
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