Friday, May 6, 2011
Quick Tip: How I Freeze Hamburger
This isn't earth shattering or going to cause world peace, but it's something I find helpful. Maybe you will, too.
I discovered, mostly by accident, that the best way to divide and freeze hamburger is to put it in a quart-size freezer bag, press it flat – to about 1/2" thickness or so – to the edges of the bag.
This is really convenient for a couple of reasons.
1. A quart size bag holds a pound of meat perfectly.
2. They stack —compact storage, saving freezer space.
3. They thaw SO much more quickly when only 1/2" thick. OR if you want to save even more time, you don't have to thaw it. Just open or cut the bag, pop into a pan. Cook over low heat to start, and you'll be browning in no time.
Hey, it works for me. I hope it works for you, too!