But freezer cooking – and the time saving benefits – don’t need to involve complicated recipes at all.
Ground beef (or ground turkey) is versatile and easy to prepare. To save time on the front end, you can simply cook the meat: browning, draining, cooling, and freezing in freezer safe bags or containers.
To save time on the dinner end, season your meat before freezing and use for one of the following quick and easy dinner meals. I know my family would be content to eat a variation on each of these probably once a week (although I would get sick of Sloppy Joes more quickly than my husband and boys).
Four Basic Meals to Make with Frozen Ground Beef
1. Mexican: Use seasoned meat for Tacos, Tostadas, Nachos or Taco Salad with your favorite toppings and a side of beans & rice.
2. Italian: Reheat meat with sauce of your choice and serve over pasta with a side vegetable or salad.
4. Sloppy Joes: Reheat meat with store bought or homemade sloppy Joe sauce. Serve with a chopped salad, side of corn, and baked beans.