I buy ground beef in bulk, 5 pounds at a time. If I decide to buy some Zaycon beef, of course I have a lot more. Usually with Zaycon beef I freeze it in 1 pound ziplock bags. However, I cook 5 pounds at a time in the slow cooker. I put 3 chopped onions, 3 chopped green peppers and 5 pounds of raw ground beef in the slow cooker. I cook it for 4 hours on high, stirring every hour to break the beef up. At the end of the 4 hours, I put the beef in a large sieve and rinse it with cold water. This cools the beef mixture down and it also rinses the grease out. I put about 3 cups of the mixture in each quart ziplock freezer bag. There should end up being 5 quart bags. Then I label and freeze the bags. They are ready to go for dinner quickly. This cuts the time I have to spend in the kitchen on Meal Prep Mondays!
For those of you who are interested, I do buy a lot of meat from Zaycon Fresh. They offer bulk meat for less then what can usually be bought in the stores. If you are interested, I have a referral link if you would like to try it out. I have been very impressed with the beef and chicken. I haven’t tried anything else but I probably will be ordering some other things soon!
Here is the referral: Zaycon Fresh
I will be starting “assemble and freeze” weekly menus soon! First one will be posted this week! I used this ground beef mix a lot in those recipes and thought I would post this ahead of time.