How to Freeze Meat
I date a quart freezer bag and put about a pound of the meat in. Then, seal the bag 3/4 of the way.
Then, roll with a rolling pin. I find this is an easy way to get the air out.
Seal the rest of the way. Then stack in the freezer.
Having the meat squished flat makes it defrost in a couple of minutes in some warm water. I love it!
Another good way to save a buck on hamburger is buying the 73% lean instead of the 90%. You can make it have about the same fat content as the leaner with 3 steps after browning. First, drain. Second, rinse with hot water. Third, pat dry with a paper towel.
I also like to buy my chicken in bulk. I buy it fresh so I can trim the fat off all at once and have it just ready to use. Then I pack it in dated quart size bags, two breasts to a bag and then fold the bag in half so they are each in a separate pouch and won't stick together. Then, you can use one or both and they defrost faster!
Do you have a good recommendation on how to freeze meat?