Freezing Mirepoix

This classic vegetable combination is a staple of French cooking. The three ingredients are cooked in butter or oil at the start of many dishes to make a base for many dishes. Freezing them in advance will make meal preparation easier and can save the day if you are out of fresh ingredients.
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Feel free to mix up the vegetables to make other bases, like bell pepper, onions and garlic. I have also made freezer bags of chopped ingredients for specific soups, saving so much time when preparing dinner.

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Chop or dice onion, celery and carrots into similar sized pieces and place into individual bowls. I left the leaves in the center of the celery because they add a nice flavor.
  2. Take a 1 cup measuring cup and add the vegetables to a quart size freezer bag. The ratio should be 2:1:1, so 2 cups onion (I did 1 cup white, 1 cup red), 1 cup celery and 1 cup carrot. This is approximately 1 medium onion, 1 large carrot and 2 celery ribs.
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  4. Seal bag after getting as much air as possible. A vacuum sealer would be best to avoid any freezer burn. Place in freezer for 3+ months, longer if better sealed.

I wound up cutting up a bit more carrots at the end to get another bag of mirepoix. I had extra onions so I froze those separately. Perfect to use when I discover I don't have an onion in my pantry.

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April 27, 20200 found this helpful

6 onions? Not unless you're making 10 gallons of Onion soup. Who came up with that? I would spend a week sitting on the toilet.

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April 27, 20200 found this helpful

I'm not using them all at the same time, I'm freezing them in packets for use later.

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May 4, 20200 found this helpful

What a brilliant idea,im going to do this!thankyou!x

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