May 15, 2012

Hamburger Update

For those of you interested in my hamburger dilemma I posted here, here is an update. 

I decided that $1.99 for 85% lean hamburger was too big of a deal to pass up. So a week ago today on the very last day of the sale I went to the store and they were totally out. I was given a rain check good for two weeks. This was even better. It gave me two weeks to figure out how exactly I was going to fit this additional amount of meat in my freezer. 

Here is what I plan to do. Cooked hamburger takes up less space so I am going to take about 15 lbs. of the 80% lean hamburger I already have in the freezer and cook it up and package it in 15 portions and freeze it. This will be wonderful to have ready to go for pizza toppings, sloppy joes, spaghetti and other casseroles. 

A few days after I received the rain check I noted that the same hamburger was now $3.99 a lb. I'm glad I got the rain check and will be purchasing the sale hamburger in the next week.


Maureen said...

I can get minced beef here in Oz for $3.99 a lb, so your $1.99 bargain was well worth getting, i would have gone overboard with the amount at that price, can't wait to get your recipes ....

Rhonda said...

I think you made the right choice to get some while you can. Meat sales few and far between. I found a chicken sale last week, the smart chicken was marked way down at a store that marks down meat that is still very fresh. I ended up with 18 packs of assorted chicken and 8 pounds of ground round, would of been more than $200 at regular price and I got it all for $60.

You are smart to cook your ground beef to save space. I sometimes cook it before freezing to make prep quicker. I never thought about it also being a space saver.