Of all the things I’ve frozen, this has been the most useful. Whenever I go to the store for the “big trip” of the month, I buy LOTS of ground beef, a bag of onions, and a pile of sausage. The first night that I cook anything, I cook all of my ground beef and onions and then I cook all of my sausage. Bagging these in quart bags for the freezer, I’m ready for a myriad of meals the rest of the month.
1. Peel onions and smash whole in vidalia chopper so half of each the onion slides off the grid and threatens to break the joints.
2. Set ground beef packages in the big pot and slice at them with a knife. Peel them out and do the icky dance when you get raw beefy juice on your finger tips.
3. Poke at the beef ineffectively with knife before searching for the spatula, which was probably used for mudpies in the yard, to crumble beef properly.
4. Sit down to pinterest and forget about it. When beef is totally brown on one side while completely raw on the other, flip like a giant five-pound burger and poke at it some more. Remember and dump in onions.
5. Sit down again to pinterest and forget about it. Nod in agreement when 8-yr-old asks to stir it for you. Sweet.
6. When done, strain in steamer because heaven knows where the colander is.
7. Put in bowl to cool and follow same routine with sausage, minus the onions.
8. Pick at both bowls all evening and wonder how many pounds of cooked ground beef your family ate without sitting down.
9. Heat up frozen veggies for balance and notice that only you and hubby eat them.
10. Resolve to cook a real dinner tomorrow night, which is probably a lie. Bag and freeze meat.