October 21, 2010

Packaging Meat for the Freezer

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We are a meat eating family. Both my husband and I grew up on a meat and potatoes diet. I try not to cook with red meat more than once or twice a week; although we do really enjoy it! To save the most money on meat I buy when the prices are low and freeze it in dinner size portions. In fact I have not bought chicken, steak or pork for over a month now. We have been relying on our nice freezer stockpile.

Since I do not have a Vacuum Sealer (the FoodSaver is on my want list!), I use Glad Press n’ Seal and freezer bags to store my meat. Press n’ Seal is one of my splurge items. It rarely goes on sale but it works wonders!


What I do is wrap a piece of meat individually with the Press n’ seal. Wrapping the meat tightly will help prevent freezer burn. I then place the individually wrapped pieces into a larger ziploc freezer bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. By wrapping the pieces individually it makes it easy to pull out just one cut of meat or however many you need.

For boneless skinless chicken breasts I like to add marinade to the freezer bags. That way the chicken marinates while it defrosts!

How do you freeze your meat? Do you buy in bulk?

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