12/5/06

Tackle It Tuesday: Freezing Meat

My tackle for this week is a pretty simple one. I got 30 lbs. of ground beef (Certified Angus thankyouverymuch) as a gift and my job was to package and freeze it. I took a picture of some of it while I was doing it since I never thought of it as a TT job until about half way through.


I cooked some of the meat in the crock pot mushed up in water. Sounds gross, I know, but it cooks evenly, no grease splattering and what fat there is gets poured off when you drain it. I'll freeze that in quart zip top bags so I can just pull them out and defrost for spaghetti, chili or coney sauce.


I also froze a lot of patties and 1lb. packages raw. I like to make my own meatballs for spaghetti and for sweedish meatballs.
My foodsaver got quite the workout! I love that machine!


So here it is!



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8 comments:

ChupieandJ'smama said...

30 lbs of ground beef as a gift?? Woo Hoo talk about jackpot! Great tackle. Have a great Tuesday:)

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

That's awesome - what a wonderful gift - not sure I would have ever though about it but it is a great gift - and your use of it is wonderful - great tackle!

Stephanie said...

I need one of those foodsavers! Esp if Tim gets anymore deer! Happy Tuesday!

busy91 said...

That is a great idea. i always hate having to cook the meat before i put it in, doing it ahead of time is brill.

Erna said...

That would surely keep one busy! A great gift and I'm sure you'll be thankful for all the prep work you did when it comes time to use it. :0) Foodsavers are awesome!

Q&Q said...

Oooh ! Great tackle! I only worked with 6 pounds of meat this weekend. Thanks for the tip on cooking it in the crockpot. That's a great idea

Samantha said...

30 lbs. of ground beef...
I'm not sure if someone loves you or hates you LOL We use a lot of that in our house!

janice said...

That is awesome - what a lot of meals!! great work girl!