Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dehydrating Ground Beef

If you're like me, you use ground beef lots of different ways. Hamburgers, meatballs, spaghetti sauce, salisbury steak and many casseroles call for ground beef. Buying it on sale and loading up the freezer is one way to take advantage of it but dehydrating reduces the bulk of ground beef and saves on freezer space. Here is a very simple method to oven-dehydrate ground beef:

Oven Drying Method Makes Dehydrating Ground Meats Easy and Practical

 Almost everyone has heard of drying meats to make jerky- a popular dried treat for hikers and campers. But, did you also know that you can dry ground beef?

There are many reasons why dehydrating ground beef is practical and money-saving. It allows you to buy ground beef in larger packages on sale and not have them fill up your freezer. Also, five pounds of ground beef that has
been dehydrated can fit into a quart jar and be stored in the pantry for up to a year. Dried ground beef can be thrown directly into stews, sauces and casseroles and can also be quickly rehydrated for other purposes.