Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef and Sausage

Just three ingredients make this flavorful meat mixture that you can keep in the freezer for use in your favorite recipes calling for ground beef and sausage.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

3
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
lb bulk pork sausage
1 1/2
cups chopped onions
  • 1 In 4 1/2- to 5-quart Dutch oven, cook all ingredients over medium-high heat 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned.
  • 2 Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Spoon mixture onto foil. Freeze about 1 hour, stirring once, until firm.
  • 4 Divide mixture into resealable freezer plastic bags with about 2 cups in each. Seal bags; label. Freeze up to 2 months.

Expert Tips

Store in the amounts you use most often so you can just grab a container and make your favorite recipe. Use airtight freezer containers, and be sure to label and date each container.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
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.