Make Ahead Ground Beef-Create 3 Tasty Dishes

Cook 5 pounds of make ahead ground beef in in a large skillet for three great recipes.

This week is all about investing in a little more in the beginning of the week to save you time in the kitchen and add some excitement to your dinner menus with great tasting recipes for the week.

Here’s a layout of recipes I’ll be sharing using make-ahead ground beef with you this week and part of the Just In Time Family Meal Planning Challenge.

Ground Beef Recipes

Make Ahead Ground Beef Recipe


5 pounds lean (90%) ground beef


  1. Place ground beef in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat 14-16 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain.
  2. Place 2 cups cook beef in a resealable bag for later use. (We’re making Shepherd’s Pie)
  3. Place 1 2/3 cups beef in freezer bag for later use. (Zesty Taco Ring Bake)
  4. Label bags and freeze for 2-3 months. Use remaining 2 1/2 cups beef for tonight’s dinner (Tamale Pie.)

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who’s passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel’s Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She’s blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family mealtimes back to the table and stay healthy.


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