Cook Once, Eat Thrice – Making The Most of Your Time in The Kitchen
Did you realize that it takes virtually no extra time to boil, brown or bake extra meat?
Tonight I browned three pounds of ground turkey with a blend of onions and green and red peppers. After I finished browning the meat I used one pound to make a pot of three bean turkey chili and put up the other two pounds in Zip Lock bags, in one pound increments, for later on in the week/weekend. The extra ground turkey can be used to make tacos, taco salads, loaded nachos, shepherd’s pie, spaghetti, pizza, or anything else you would use ground turkey/beef for. The left over chili from tonight can be used later in the week for Frito chili pie, chili cheese dogs or served over rice or pasta.
One side note, if you want flavorful, juicy meat use 85% lean and rinse off the fat. The 93% lean is healthier, but is super dry.
Hope this tip helps!