Freezer Cooking: Bring on the Beef

Freezer Cooking

Today I am excited to share with you some of my favorite beef recipes. All of them are perfect for freezing. To make things super easy for me I make a double batch – one for dinner tonight and one for the freezer. One mess, one clean-up!

Beef & Cheddar Pot Pie

Beef finished 2Meat Mixture

  • 1 small onion, diced finely
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

 

Biscuit Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 T butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

View full instructions here.

Weeknight Beef Enchiladas

image(Recipe from Southern Living. Serves 4)

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 (10 oz) can mild enchilada sauce (or homemade)
  • 8 (8-in) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

View full instructions here.

The Best Sloppy Joes

imageRecipe from Chef in Training. People LOVE these…even those who say they don’t like sloppy joes!

  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 8-12 hamburger buns

(I also like to sneak in vegetables into my meat mixture. Finely diced carrots, celery and zucchini work great. I like to use my Vitamix food processor to chop them)

Directions

  1. Cook onion and beef in a large skillet until beef is no longer pink. Drain the grease from the meat and place back into skillet.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients until meat is well coated. Bring to a boil. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened (about 4 minutes).
  3. Serve on warmed hamburger buns.

To freeze: Let cool and freeze in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Thaw in the refrigerator. Place mixture in a large saucepan and reheat over medium low heat until heated through.

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