A while back, my friend Little Sanctuary shared about how she cooks ground meat in her crock pot. You don’t have to stand and stir or deal with splatters. You just have to break up the meat with a fork now and then as you pass the slow cooker.
Well, that got me going on a whole series called Back to Basics. Because, having that ground meat, already cooked and ready to pull out of the freezer is a supper saver.
Today, I had the privilege of five pounds of ground turkey. That amount is at least three meals, likely four. So, I got out the crock pot and slid that meat in there.
Next came the frozen, chopped onion from the freezer. I confess that since I discovered this handy dandy package, I no longer chop an onion unless I have to. Frozen, chopped onion is great for pouring in the seasoning.
When the turkey had finished cooking, I drained it with the colander over a casserole dish. I decided to save out two pounds to make chili for supper. I just use the Shelby’s chili seasoning box plus a can of diced tomatoes.
Next, I washed out the crock pot (since it was room temp by then and there wasn’t a chance of it cracking), and put all the ingredients back in the slow cooker to be ready for supper.
• Five pounds of ground turkey
• Three pounds, cooked and in the freezer
• Two pounds stirred up as chili for supper
• Enough leftover chili for lunch tomorrow
At least five meals!