Big Batch Tex-Mex Beef

Cook up convenience when you buy bulk packs of ground beef and stash mixture in the freeze.  Use it in this fantastic Tex-Mex Beef Taco recipe or simply add a scoop to your favourite pasta sauce, chili or casserole. Dinner just got easier!

Yields16 ServingsDifficultyBeginnerPrep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins
 4 lbs Lean Ground Beef
 4 tbsp chili powder
 2 tsp EACH ground cumin, salt, paprika and ground coriander
 0.50 tsp cayenne pepper
 2 red bell peppers, finely chopped
 2 small onions, finely chopped
 2 corn, frozen or canned
1

Cook ground beef and spices in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 9 to 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned and completely cooked. Drain well, and return to pot. Add bell peppers and onions, simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are softened. Add corn and heat though 1-2 minutes.

2

Spread mixture in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze just until meat is firm, about 1 hour.

3

Loosen beef mixture into chunks; scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Usage Tips
4

Use mixture from frozen, in recipes calling for browned ground beef, allowing slightly more time for heating than recipe calls for.

Frozen Assets
5

When making Big Batch Beef, drain the cooked ground beef well before freezing on the baking trays.

 

Ingredients

 4 lbs Lean Ground Beef
 4 tbsp chili powder
 2 tsp EACH ground cumin, salt, paprika and ground coriander
 0.50 tsp cayenne pepper
 2 red bell peppers, finely chopped
 2 small onions, finely chopped
 2 corn, frozen or canned

Directions

1

Cook ground beef and spices in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 9 to 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned and completely cooked. Drain well, and return to pot. Add bell peppers and onions, simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are softened. Add corn and heat though 1-2 minutes.

2

Spread mixture in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze just until meat is firm, about 1 hour.

3

Loosen beef mixture into chunks; scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Usage Tips
4

Use mixture from frozen, in recipes calling for browned ground beef, allowing slightly more time for heating than recipe calls for.

Frozen Assets
5

When making Big Batch Beef, drain the cooked ground beef well before freezing on the baking trays.

Big Batch Tex-Mex Beef