Keeping Your Meals “Grounded”

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ground meat recipesWhile exchanging messages and ideas with my fellow PMC contributing writers I was asked if I could write a post about easy-to-freeze meals. My cooking is more about quick and fresh recipes rather than time-consuming weekly meal prep. BUT, there is one thing that is worth the hassle and freezes great, GROUND MEAT! 

Ground meat recipes usually require spices and aromatic ingredients that help maintain the texture and flavor. Freezing it and reheating it barely changes its nature. It freezes well raw and pre-seasoned or cooked. If you freeze a precooked chicken breast, steak, or pork tenderloin filet when the time comes to eat it, you will not be pleased. The taste and texture become completely altered. It’s either too dry or takes an unpleasant, fish-like after-taste. 

Tip: If you have to thaw and preheat any of the other cooked proteins I suggest doing it in the oven at a low temperature (250-300°F). Don’t microwave!

This a great budget-friendly recipe. I normally buy lean ground beef in bulk. Feel free to replace it with your preferred ground protein (pork, turkey, chicken, Beyond Meat).

I can do a LOT WITH 5 LBS of ground meat! My secret ingredients when cooking it are ground Cumin and Adobo Goya. These are a ‘must have’ in your spice rack. 

Enjoy these easy to prepare recipes!

Remember, these also freeze well which will make those busy weeknights a little easier for you and your family!

Ground Meat Three ways

We are preparing the ground meat ONE way and making THREE meal items: Burger Patties, Meatballs, and Not Your Mama’s Meat Loaf 

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Kairym was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has spent her entire life immersed in different cultures. She is multilingual (Spanish, English, German, basic French) and has lived in 10 different states and countries. After her husband's active duty service, in the Air Force, was completed (2015) they decided to set roots in Pensacola with their two children Juliana (10) and Marco (7). Kairym loves to travel abroad, go to the beach, dance, paddleboard, brunch, cook, and entertain. But, what she loves most is dedicating her time and energy to her husband and kids. She is the CEO of her family and no matter how crazy mom life gets, she always finds time to whip up nice dinners from scratch. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, she has cooked more than 500 decadent meals. You can follow her culinary adventures @frommykitchentotheworld on Facebook or on Instagram at Chateaucruzlischpensacola.

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