Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WFMW- Ground beef

I tend to buy the big packages of ground beef because it is a bit less expensive that way. I am not crazy about all the fat though so what I do is boil it instead of frying. Then after I have boiled it, I can put the meat and water in the fridge. When the fat has floated to the top, I skim of the fat and throw it away (although you could reserve it for cooking with) drain the meat while reserving the broth.

This leaves me with fairly low-fat ground beef already cooked, a beef broth for soups and the like (also low fat), and - if I wanted - some fat for cooking with.

You can do the whole package and divide it up into the size you will probably need (like in 1 pound amounts) or you can put it in one big bag to scoop out how much you need. This will freeze fairly well (I have never managed to keep it more than a month because we use it so I can't swear to how long).

This works for me and check out We Are THAT Family for more Works for me Wednesday.


  1. I do this too and its so helpful to have meat already cooked and just pull it out.

  2. I'm going to give this a try and see if it works for me! It also seems less messy than frying it up and then rinsing the fat off. Thanks for the tip =)