Wow, it seems like I'm only posting on KTT now. I haven't made a post in a loong time besides this.
But, anyway, here's my tip.
I tend to buy ground beef on sale in bulk. Last purchase was 30 pounds. I always take care of my ground beef the day I buy it.
I make meatballs, cook and freeze. I make a meatloaf, cook and freeze. I also boil about 15 pounds and break it up into crumbles. I put it on the stove top in a big pan (sometimes 2), cover with water, bring to a boil and let boil for about 5 minutes. I then drain it into a big bowl (don't pour that grease off into the sink!) and let the crumbles cool. I break them up and put them into 1 1/2pd ziploc bags. I add chopped onions, peppers and taco seasoning to a few bags and mix it for tacos. I add mushrooms, onions and cream of mushroom soup to a few for stroganoff. I add peppers, onions, canned tomatoes and chili powder to a few for chili starter, and lastly I add onions, pepppers and mushroom and canned tomatoes to a few for spaghetti. I also leave a few bags plain for various things like shepard's pie.
It's really a good time saver for me. Head over to Tammy's for more Kitchen Tip Tuesday.