Today I'm sharing a super easy tip for dividing and repackaging bulk ground beef. You know, those huge, bulk ground beef packages that we all get at the grocery store because the price of ground beef is cheaper by the pound that way, but then you get home and you're tired from shopping but that 5 pounds of bulk ground beef is staring at you and you're tempted to just throw it in the freezer as is! Yeah, I've done it. And regretted it. That's when I came up with this oh-so-easy method of dividing the beef and putting it in freezer bags, all without even getting your hands dirty!
Start with your bulk package. Save the plastic bag that you put it in from the store.
Using freezer bags, turn down the tops of each so that they stay open.
Using a serrated knife, cut the beef into portions. This is a 3 lb. package so I cut it into thirds.
Now, grab one of the portions. The ends are easiest.
Placing it in the bag, I begin twisting the end. The beef will slide out nice and clean that way.
Here's the middle portion. I pick it up by the plastic that's still around it. Use the serrated knife to slice open the plastic, leaving the beef free to fall into the bag.
Now, the three pounds of beef are in bags and ready to freeze. I try to remove as much air as possible. I also pat mine flat so that they'll stack in the freezer AND take less time thawing.
Don't forget that meat department bag I told you to save. I toss the packaging into it and throw it all away. Now, you've just got a serrated knife to wash and you're done. I can usually do this in just a matter of minutes and minimal mess. No more dreading having to divide the bulk beef or regretting that I threw it in the freezer whole!
I hope this tip saves you some time in the kitchen!
Thanks so much and God bless!!
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