What we do is we buy those big five or six pound packages of ground beef at Costco and then we brown all the beef at once. Browning one great big package is really not that much more work than browning one or two pounds. After the meat is browned, we let it cool, put it in containers and freeze it.
This saves us a lot of time in many ways:
- As previously mentioned, browning a big package of meat is very time efficient
- We have the meat divided up into easy to use packages
- There is always cooked meat in the freezer, ready for us to make dinner with
- Using frozen cooked meat is much faster than taking frozen raw meat and then cooking it
So even if you are a couple or just one person, buying the big packages of ground beef makes a lot of sense. It is both economical and a huge time saver.