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Freezer Cooking with Ground Beef and Turkey (Recipe: Lawnmower Taco)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 5, 2010 @ 9:45 am In Freezer Cooking,Good Eats,Main Dishes,Recipes | 39 Comments
My fourth son is rather picky. This is his very favorite meal in the whole wide world: Lawnmower Taco. It is pretty fab, if I do say so myself. And very freezer-friendly . For more budget-friendly foods that kids love, go here .
As I mentioned earlier this week, I planned several freezer meals using ground beef and turkey . While we prefer the taste of ground beef over turkey. However, my reading would say that a little less beef in our diet might be better for us. So, I tried to substitute some turkey for beef in my June cooking plan.
Ground meats lend themselves so well to freezer cooking . Whether precooked or not, meals made with ground meat do really well.
My target price for ground beef or turkey is $2 or less per pound. This is generally not possible to find in my area unless I find the meat on sale or marked down. Costco sells lean ground beef regularly for $2.99/pound, ground turkey for $2.29/pound. A good sale in these here parts runs about $1.99 per pound. This past week there was no good sale, so I bought a combination of turkey and beef at Costco. With that ten pounds, I prepared Round One of my June Freezer Cooking Plan .
I knew that I wanted to make a few more beef items later in the week, but unfortunately, Wednesday’s sales weren’t very promising. However, a trip to the grocery store on Wednesday night revealed a sweet deal . I found ten pounds of ground beef for $1.49! Whoo hoo!
So, once I found my beef for a good deal, I got to cooking. I did two rounds of freezer cooking.
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 my red sauce: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/homemade-croutons-shredded-chicken-and-red-sauce.html
 seasoned taco meat: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/pinto-beans-taco-meat-and-roasted-garlic-mashed-potatoes.html
 homecooked pinto beans: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/04/homemade-pintos.html
 Steamy Kitchen’s way of rolling eggrolls: http://steamykitchen.com/65-my-mothers-famous-chinese-egg-rolls.html
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 More Ground Beef Freezer Meals: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/06/more-ground-beef-freezer-meals.html
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