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My favorite butcher shop will run specials on ground beef and bone/skin-less chicken breast in 10# bulk.

I buy 20# of ground beef and fry it all up in two hours. In batches, it has time to drain more fat off. The 10# of chicken breasts will fit in my crock pot. I spice it up and slow cook it. I package the meat up in 2 cup containers and freeze it. It saves meal prep time and dirty dishes.
- Submitted by WATERBUGETTE 4/11/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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MOOOOW 4/11/2010 10:15:00 AM

    I buy round steak and trim and grind it myself. I then form into pre-weighed patties and individually freeze them on cookie sheets. I normally do at least 20# at a time. I them am able to either use them for hamburgers or cook them for other meals calling for ground beef. I only pull out the ounces that I need.
DMORRISON2 4/11/2010 9:04:00 AM

    I love this idea I bought 3 - 5 lb bags of chicken breast but they are frozen, I could cook a whole or half the bag in freeze them so they just need heated. I also mix turkey and hamburg to save cals and fat could I precook those to?
KNITTABLES 4/11/2010 12:10:00 PM

    I do this all the time, it saves you time and money.
WATERBUGETTE 4/11/2010 10:11:00 AM

    I never thought of combining ground turkey and beef. That would be a great way of sneeking turkey into the family meals!!! I'm going to try it!!

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