How to Store Minced Meat
This is a one of those life hacks that we all need to know. Especially if you are a home cook like me that needs to measure out portions, or make sure that things are nearly arranged at the home freezer.
Learnt this from the singapore home cooks Facebook fan page and I think it so totally rock. I made a little adjustment to mine though so that it is sensible to me.
I portioned the minced pork so that I can easily break it into biscuit like cakes and reserve the remainder portions without having to defrost the whole lot. Previously I used to store them into different plastic bags and that took two more processes than this. I had to weigh them and pack them neatly into bundles.
The problem with that was the plastic bags that I was using to pack them were thin and they tend to stick to the meat which made it difficult to handle the meat immediately. Also, there was a lot of wastage as I usually throw the plastic bags thereafter.
With this method, I can reduce my carbon footprint, reuse the zip lock bag and do my bit for recycling. Try it. It is so easy.
Ziplock bag *any size*
Minced Meat *any type*
1 Chopstick *any type*
1. Spread the minced meat into the ziplock bags, and then make sure there are no air bubbles as you lay the meat as flatly as possible into the bag.
2. Seal the bag. Then with a chopstick, measure out the middle section of the bag and you have effectively portioned out the meat into two halves. Easy.
3. Just fold the ziplock bag into half and you would have effectively halved your storage space requirement in the freezer.
A. If you want to have more than two portions, arrange them in the direction of the opening seal. This is to allow easy snapping/separating of the minced meat for thawing.