Ground beef – Cooking Ahead

I do this with 3 to 5 pounds of ground beef at a time, then freeze it in portions. You can make any amount that works for you, and of course the amount of seasoning will depend on personal taste. These are the seasonings I normally use, but you should use whatever you like best.

Ground beef
Worcestershire sauce
Onion powder
Garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350-400. Place ground beef in a large glass baking dish and break up some with a fork. Add Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Cover. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir with fork. Drain if it has produced a lot of grease. Cover. Bake until done. If you have a meat thermometer (and you should) check the temperature in the center of the meat. It should be at least 165. Drain. Allow to cool. Separate into meal-sized portions and freeze for later use.

I will post my method of draining the meat soon.


  1. This is a great idea, Sandi.Would this work for ground turkey? What, if anything, would you have to do differently with the turkey to make it as tasty as the beef?

  2. Hi Mattie,Yes, it would work with ground turkey, sausage, or any kind of ground meat. I have not used ground turkey very much, but have found that Worcestershire sauce helps if you are substituting it for beef. I used to feed ground turkey to my dogs, when I was feeding them a homemade diet, but discovered that it is not JUST turkey. It had some chemical in it, and now I can\’t remember what it was. So, be sure to read the label before you buy it as a \”healthier\” alternative to ground beef.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *