5 pounds of ground beef or turkey
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup chopped celery

You may substitute other vegetables to suit your family’s taste.


  1. Brown the ground meat and drain the grease.  Add the chopped vegetables, cover, and steam.  The vegetables should be a little crisper than what you would usually serve.  Set aside to cool
  2. Spoon into freezer containers.  Poke with a knife or fork to remove any air pockets.  Cover with a tight lid and freeze for up to three months.
  3. Use in your favorite ground beef recipe such as chili, enchiladas, or casseroles.  Thaw and add as the recipe directs for freshly browned meat.

Note:  Spices lose their potency in the freezer.  Add any spices during final cooking.

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