Friday, May 4, 2012

Freezer Cooking for May Part 1


Another month is here and I have another line up of food for the freezer. When shopping this last week I purchased 10bls of beef roast (sirloin roast). The price was about the same as hamburger so I thought it was a good deal. Here is what I did with it…

I started by cutting it all up into bite size pieces..


I first took 4lbs of it and divided it between 2 quart size zip lock bags to use for beef stew and soup…



With the remaining 6lbs I made 2 meals for the freezer. The first one was bbq beef. I put 3lbs of meat into a gallon size zip lock bag and then added equal parts bbq sauce and jam. I still had some peach/mango/orange jam (from Costco) leftover from making Peach Chicken. So I added that. I had about 1 ½ cups of each the bbq sauce and the jam. I sealed the bag closed and squished it around to mix it up…



When I go to serve it I will follow the directions I have posted here: http://thefamilyhomestead.com/crockpotbbqbeefforthefreeze.htm


The second meal with Italian Beef & Peppers. I put 3lbs beef into a gallon size bag. I then added 1 chopped up medium onion, 2 red peppers and a quart jar of my home canned spaghetti sauce (you can use a store bought or homemade equivalent ). I sealed the bag and squished it all around.




On serving day I will put it all in the Crockpot and cook it 6 to 8 hours (until the meat is tender) and serve it over pasta or rice and add some dinner rolls or French bread and a salad.

More to come….
 

2 comments:

  1. Just found your blog from Always Learning. Have been enjoying reading your older posts. Do you have a recipe posted on line for your home make spaghetti sauce?

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    1. Hi Cheryl.. you can find my recipe for canning spaghetti sauce here: http://homesteadinghomemaker.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-spaghetti-sauce-was-on-my-to-do.html

      Crystal :)

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