We buy our meat in bulk – and that means we have to do some repackaging of large packs into smaller amounts.
Today’s Bulk Hamburger Storage tip will help you freeze large portions of ground meat in a way that allows you to break off smaller quantities without having to thaw the entire package.
In the video we take 2 pounds of ground meat and put it in a gallon zip lock freezer bag.
After pushing out all the air, and forming the meat into a uniform thickness and shape, we take a long skinny utensil (chopsticks work well) and form uniform blocks by pressing down through the meat and pressing the utensil down to the counter-top.
Using a long straight edge forces the meat out of the way as it pressed the two sides of the bag together, sandwiching it between the edge and the counter.
Freeze the bag taking care not to press the blocks back together, and then when you need a small amount of meat you can open the bag and break off a piece at the scored lines.
Hope this is useful to you.
We use this all the time at our house