For a quick start for ground beef recipes, keep packages of this flavorful ground beef mixture in your freezer for up to two months.
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
cup chopped onions (2 medium)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
In 5-quart Dutch oven or 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onions and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
Reduce heat to medium. Stir in salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool 5 minutes.
Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Spoon beef onto foil, breaking apart as necessary. Freeze about 1 hour, stirring once, until firm.
Divide mixture into quart-sized resealable freezer plastic bags with about 2 cups in each. Seal bags; label. Freeze up to 2 months.
For Italian-flavored ground beef mix, add 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning to each 2-cup portion of the mix, and stir to combine. Label the package "Italian" and add a "use by" date 2 months from the packaging date.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 3 1/2g,
- 3 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.