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Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef and Sausage

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Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef and Sausage
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 20

Whipping up this flavorful, make-ahead meal-starter is as easy as 1, 2, 3—three ingredients that is! Ground beef, pork sausage and onions simmer together for about 20 minutes until the meat is browned and the onion is fragrant. Once cooled, divide your seasoned meat mixture into 2-cup portions and freeze for up to two months. Having a freezer stocked with this meal-starter recipe will make you a dinnertime hero time and time again. MORE+ LESS-

Updated March 23, 2020

Ingredients

3
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
lb bulk pork sausage
1 1/2
cups chopped onions

Steps

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  • 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.
  • If you’ve got a jar of pasta sauce and this ground beef and sausage already prepped, you’ve got a jump start on the easiest spaghetti dinner ever!
  • When you’ve got this easy meal-starter stashed in your freezer, you’re already halfway to dinner. What are you waiting for? This Tomato Alfredo Baked Ziti is calling your name!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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