Baked Ground Beef: The basic dinner foundation for your freezer

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Baked Ground Beef: The basic dinner foundation for your freezer

Baked Beef:

Baking ground beef, the easy way to creating the perfect foundation for any beef dinner. Best of all, it freezes great so all you need to do is heat and eat. Just think, no muss, no fuss… you come home from work, nuke your frozen ground beef mix, toss it in your noodles or rice or whatever and voila, dinner is served!

Step 1. Kick the oven on to about 375*F so it preheats while you get things ready.

Step 2. Using your large roaster, crumble up your raw ground beef across the bottom. I needed to use this one up since it was starting to brown on the edges, so don’t mind if yours looks much nicer, LOL.

Step 3. Add a generous helping of chopped onions, peppers and celery. You can add any other seasonings you want here, but from experience… as long as you have veggies in there, it will season itself.
Step 4. We love mushrooms, so I tossed in 2 pounds of mushrooms on top.

Step 5. Cover and put in oven for about 45-50 minutes. I usually pull it out after 30 and give everything a mix.

Step 6. After the time is up, pull it out and smell that yummy smell. It should look something like this. Notice all the fat and juices… that’s next.
Step 7. Drain your baked ground beef mixture. I like to give mine a rinse in the colander to get out all the fat. Put it back in the roaster and you should have something like this.

Step 8. Scoop it into containers for freezing. It’s best to let things set out for 20-30 minutes and cool before throwing it in the freezer.

That’s it. Cook the beef once and get many meals out of it. It makes like a whole lot easier. Our 5 pound beef pack with all the veggies yielded 6 ground beef meals about 3/4 pounds each (cooked).

Hungry Dad

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Hi, I'm Shane, aka Hungry Dad. I'm as busy as everyone these days and my two boys just add to that. I hate when we have to eat out and love to come home and have a home cooked meal with the family after a rough day. But who has the time, right? Well, with a lot of trial and error we found a bunch of great, easy to make recipes that can be made in bulk and freeze well. This means we can have home cookin' in about the same time as making a box of mac and cheese. Convenient and yummy!

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