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Monday, March 9, 2015

Tip for Tuesday


This is a tip I shared some time ago, but it's one of my favorites so I'm sharing again! When I buy ground beef, I always buy more than I need.  If it's on sale I'll buy 4 pounds and then brown it all together.  After it's browned, I drain any grease and rinse it in hot water.  I then separate it into one pound packages and freeze it.  Then, when I need it, it's easy to pull out a pound and make supper in a hurry.  So - the mess is made only once, it's better for us with the fat rinsed off and it's quick and easy to use! 
Another tip - the utensil you see in the photo is from Pampered Chef.  It's called a Mix and Chop.  It works really well to stir and chop the beef at the same time.  (No - I don't work for them - I just really like this product!)

17 comments:

Terri D said...

A great idea, Mari! And I love Pampered Chef products! Thanks!

Dee said...

Thanks Mari, that's a wonderful tip and that Mix and Chop looks like a handy kitchen gadget... :)

Sola Scriptura said...

That's a great time-saving tip! Thanks :) I hope you're having a lovely week.

Simply Linda said...

Thanks for the tip. Have a wonderful week. Blessings

Amy at love made my home said...

Such a good idea!! How clever are you!! xx

Betsy Brock said...

I do this, too....having it browned and in the freezer makes dinner a breeze!

Kerin said...

It's nice to have prepped food in the freezer...especially for those busy, busy days :)

I have an old wooded spoon that I use when I cook ground beef, or sausage. It's a cool tool that you have there for mashing your ground meat!

Have a happy day!
~K.

Sally said...

I rinse mine too, Mari! But, never thought to and put in packages for freezer after cooking. That is a great idea! Thanks for the tip. :)

xoxo

Changes in the wind said...

Great tip:)

CatTales said...

thanks for these tips. I brown meat for chili, sloppy joes, spaghetti etc. and these helpful ideas will make my life easier!

Mari said...

That's one great idea,no one wants the messy fat.

Jean Stauffer said...

Dick's mom was famous for doing everything in bulk and freezing it. No matter who or how many unexpected guests happened to need a meal, she could whip one up in no time with all her pre-prepared food.

I never heard of rinsing ground beef with water. I always use ground turkey instead and it's not as fatty.

Jenny said...

That's a fantastic idea, and PC really does make some ingenious tools. xoxo

Cherdecor said...

I have always rinsed my ground beef with hot water, but I have never frozen it. I like Pampered Chef Products also.

Carrie B. said...

Great idea Mari - thanks for the tip! That's a great step to save a lot of time. xo

Bethany Carson said...

Sounds like good advice! We always buy way more than we need as well, but usually divide it into the packages raw to cook later.

Darla said...

I do the same thing when I buy ground beef. Though I wish I had that utensil. I will see about getting one.