The Easiest, Safest Way To Freeze Ground Meat

source: YouTube/sutlaf

Ground meat is one of those things we seem to always have stocked in our freezers. Between stir fry, tacos, chili, and more, there are a million and one things we can cook using ground meat. However, freezing and thawing ground meat can be a bit of a pain — especially when you’re only looking to use a portion of it.

Thankfully, YouTube user sutlaf created a method for freezing, dividing, and thawing meat that is safe, smart, and super convenient.

All you need to do is:

1. Transfer the ground meat to a freezer bag

2. Use a rolling pin (or wine bottle) to evenly distribute the meat within the bag

3. Use chopsticks, the back of a knife, or any other hard, flat surface to section the meat into portion sizes of your choice

4. Freeze!

This method is great because it allows you to only use the amount of meat you need, and spreading the meat into a thinner layer helps it to defrost more quickly. Click here to watch the full video explaining this method.