Make Ahead Ground Beef Recipe

Make-Ahead Ground Beef

Author Kelli Miller


  • 3 medium onions I like to use one each of yellow, white, and purple onions
  • 6 lb 90% lean ground beef or 93% lean ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 each red yellow, green bell-peppers


  1. Chop onions and/or press all veggies
  2. Brown hamburger meat, drain, and transfer to large bowl
  3. In pan or pot that you browned the meat (before cleaning it! you want the slight grease coating for this step) place chopped and pressed veggies for just a few minutes until the onions have a clear appearance
  4. Add back in the browned beef (or turkey), mix well. If you allow it to cook in the greased and heated pan for 2-3 minutes, it will cook those seasonings into the meat!
  5. Divide into 3 portions. You now have three, one-pound packages of make-ahead ground beef ready for a recipe that calls for ground beef.
  6. Flatten the air from your ziploc bags and stack in your freezer for a time-saver on your next meal. Be sure to write what it is and when you made it!