Make-Ahead Ground Beef

Make-Ahead Ground Beef

For a quick start for ground beef recipes, keep packages of this flavorful ground beef mixture in your freezer for up to two months.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

16

servings

3
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
cup chopped onions (2 medium)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  1. 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.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool 5 minutes.
  3. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Spoon beef onto foil, breaking apart as necessary. Freeze about 1 hour, stirring once, until firm.
  4. Divide mixture into quart-sized resealable freezer plastic bags with about 2 cups in each. Seal bags; label. Freeze up to 2 months.
Makes 16 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 260mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.