If you buy ground beef or ground turkey in bulk to save money – this is such a clever idea to store it! The flat little bricks make it easy to thaw and cook whenever you need it – and help you avoid wasting meat by forgetting it. (Has that ever happened to you? I know it has to me!)
1 . Start with any ground meat (turkey, beef, chicken, venison, etc…) arolling pin and a gallon freezer bag.
Amazon has this Hefty Freezer Bags for a STEAL right now – you'll be set for a long while!
(If you don't have a rolling pin, but maybe have a wine bottle in the house, that would work too.)
Put the ground meat in the bottom of the bag and lie it down flat, leaving the zipper part open.
2 . Using a rolling pin, roll to flatten the meat and spread it out in the bag evenly.
3 . Using a ruler, or the back of a long knife, press lines to divide the meat into six sections.
Freeze for 30 minutes and pull out. (It should be mostly frozen already) Bend at the dividing lines until it is separated more cleanly into bricks. Now just seal the zipper and place back in the freezer to use whenever you need ~ you'll be able to pull off just one brick at a time to thaw the next time you need ground beef!
I think this is just SO super smart. It takes up so little space in the fridge and really makes it easy to thaw out when you're ready to cook. LOVE simple tricks like this!
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