Boiled Beef: An Alternative way to bulk cook ground beef:

Posted by:

Boiled Beef: An Alternative way to bulk cook ground beef:

Boiled Beef:

As an alternative to baking ground beef, you can also boil the ground beef. The boiling method is very simple, however in my case I had to tend it since it kept wanting to boil over (my fault for over filling it).

It’s a really simple alternative: Boiling ground beef is really as simple as it sounds. A friend suggested it rather than baking so I tried it out. In the end I like the roaster method better, but this works too.

Here’s how:

1. Take out your biggest stock pot, get it on the heat and start crumbling up your ground beef. In my case I crumbled in 10 pounds (2 large tubes). Be sure to layer in any seasonings or additions you want along the way. I prefer to season only with vegetables, so I added several layers of chopped onions, celery and green peppers. Once you get it all in, top it up with warm water. Be sure you have the stove cranked up, I had ours on about 8 out of 10 (electric).

2. This step is the easiest, sit back and wait… except for when you put too much in and it wants to overflow like mine, LOL. I let it boil and simmer for about 45-50 minutes to really cook and soak up the onion taste.

3. Give it a couple good stirrings and break it up along the way. In the end it should look like hamburger stew.

4. Get your freezer containers ready. We like to use these tupperware’s as they are reasonably priced and stand up very well in the freezer.

5. Use a strainer or collander and strain off or dip out your beef mixture. Once the dripping stops, fill up your containers.

6. Let cool about 30 minutes before freezing to make it easier on your freezer. We ended up with 9 ready to heat and eat ground beef meals from this batch. Each one is about 3/4 to 7/8 of a pound, perfect foundation for anything from beef stroganoff to taco’s.

Hope you enjoyed this alternative idea, it works just as well as baking it in the oven… the net result was the same.

Hungry Dad

About the Author:

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!

Add a Comment

 Subscribe to My Newsletter