The hearty base of many classic Italian recipes, this make-ahead seasoned ground beef and sausage should be a mainstay in your freezer. (Four cups of the prepared mixture is equivalent to 1 lb. ground beef, ½ lb. ground sausage and ½ c. onion, cooked.) Here’s how to prepare it!
In a 12-inch skillet, cook all ingredients over medium-high heat 10-15 minutes until browned, stirring frequently. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5-6 more minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Cool 5 minutes.
Line rimmed sheet pan with foil, spray with cooking spray and spoon mixture onto foil.
Use the back of the spoon to ensure the meat is spread evenly on the pan.
Freeze about 1 hour, stirring once, until firm.
Divide mixture by 2- or 4-cup quantities into resealable freezer bags or containers. Label and freeze up to 2 months.