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Ready-to-Use Ground Beef

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Ready-to-Use Ground Beef
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 16
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Have your very own homemade ground beef ready in 30 minutes – store in your freezer for up to two months.
Updated Nov 10, 2010

Ingredients

  • 3 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions (2 medium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven or 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef, onions and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium. Stir in salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Spoon beef onto foil, breaking apart as necessary. Freeze about 1 hour, stirring once, until firm.
  • 4
    Divide mixture into quart-sized resealable freezer plastic bags with about 2 cups in each. Seal bags; label. Freeze up to 2 months.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For Italian-flavored ground beef mix, add 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning to each 2-cup portion of the mix and stir to combine. Label the package "Italian" and add a "use by" date 2 months from the packaging date.

Nutrition Information

150 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 15g Protein, 1g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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