Big Batch Ground Beef for the Freezer

  • Author: Tiffany Dahle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 11 1-cup portions 1x


Make this giant batch of browned ground beef and then freeze it into 1 – 2 cup portions for a quick fix for dinner on a busy weeknight.



  • 3 carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 3 onions
  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Sprinkle of fresh ground pepper to taste


Chop the carrots, celery, and onions into a small dice.

In a large pot, add the veggies, garlic, salt & pepper, and the ground beef. Cook over medium heat to brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Break it up with your spoon as you go. Drain the fat off and return the pot to the stove.

Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are softened and the onions are translucent. Let the mixture cool before packaging it in 1-2 cup servings for your freezer. 

Mark the packets with date and freeze for up to 3 months.


To Thaw: Place a packet in your fridge overnight or thaw it (still wrapped in a water-tight bag) in a bowl of cool water for 20 minutes.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American