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Ground Beef Cooking Tips

Ground beef cooking tips


Here are some useful tips for cooking and handling ground beef safely. Use the index on the right to get back to the featured ground beef and hamburger recipes.

  • Freeze cooked and seasoned ground beef in portions for future use. Freeze immediately after cooking; use within 3 months.

  • After transferring raw meat to the grill, broiler, or other cooking pan, wash the plate or platter before placing the cooked meat (or any other food) on it.

  • Fresh ground beef keeps for 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator. Freeze well-wrapped for 2 to 3 months.

  • When freezing uncooked ground beef, form into flattened meal-sized portions. If it must be thawed before cooking, thaw overnight in the refrigerator or under cold, running water.

  • When forming and freezing hamburger patties ahead of time, keep them separated with squares of waxed paper or plastic wrap.

  • Add chopped leftover vegetables to meat loaf or meatball mixture to extend the meat and add nutrition.

  • Handle the meat and meat mixtures gently for the best burgers, meat loaf, and meatballs.

  • When cooking burgers, lightly oil and preheat the broiler, grill, or skillet. Use a non-stick skillet if possible.

  • When forming meatballs, keep hands wet to keep the meat mixture from sticking.

  • To make meatballs of uniform size, form mixture into a rectangle about 1-inch thick on a sheet of waxed paper. Cut evenly into 1-inch cubes then form into meatballs.

    Ground Beef Recipes Main Index
    Hamburger Recipes
    Ground Beef Chili Recipes
    Ground Beef Pie Recipes
    Ground Beef Soup Recipes
    Ground Beef Casserole Recipes
    Lasagna Recipes Meatball Recipes
    Meatloaf Recipes
    Skillet Recipes with Ground Beef
    Sloppy Joes
    Crockpot Ground Beef Recipes
    Spaghetti Sauce Recipes

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