Monday, July 27, 2009

Food Lion: Good Deal on 93/7 Lean Ground Beef and How I Freeze Meat

Meat is one of the most expensive parts of my grocery bill. I've been stocking up on meat when it's on sale and freezing extra for use at a later date. Regular price for 93/7 Lean Ground Beef is approximately $3.50-$3.99 per pound. My local Food Lion has value packs (3-4 lbs) on sale for $1.99 per lb. Yesterday, I purchased a package of 3.64 lbs for $7.34 and divided it into three packages. Next, I vaccuum sealed each package to remove the moisture.

Then, I labeled each of the bags with a description of the contents and the date. The bags were placed into the freezer for use in the near future. Above photo was taken after ground beef was completely frozen. Do you purchase extra meat when it's on sale? If so, how do you package it for freezing? If you'd like to print the Martha Stewart freezer labels I used, go to my previous post HERE.


LisaC said...

Hi Sara-
We love Mexican food at least 2 or 3 times a month. When I buy large quantities of ground beef, I go ahead and brown part of it and add my taco seasoning. I then mark it and freeze it in either plastic containers or freezer bags. I also brown some without adding any seasoning, and pull it out when I want to throw together spaghetti or chili.

Sara said...


I thought about going ahead and browning it, but was rushed for time. What a great idea about adding the taco seasoning! I will give that a try next time. Thanks for sharing.