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Time to restock my freezer March 20, 2009

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Well, this week I have realized I had already used my last little bag of pre-cooked ground meat, the starter of about half of the recipes I cook on a regular basis. I usually buy the 20oz prepackaged ground turkey, either the lean or extra lean depending on which is on sale.

This time it was the extra lean. I got four trays and cooked them in two batches, each with a very large chopped onion. As soon as the meat is browned (no more pink), I drain the fat , cool the mixture and divide into several small freezer bags. Two trays give me about 8-9 portions, so each individual bag would be about 4-5 oz, I guess.

I freeze the bags and when I need them, I just take out of the freezer, smack it a couple of times with a hammer to crumble it and proceed with my recipe. I never bother to defrost them. I keep a hammer near the kitchen and call it my ‘defroster’. 🙂

Here are four of the baggies already frozen

Here are four of the baggies already frozen

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