Feeding a large family is often quite difficult because the cost of food is so high. If you want to be able to feed your family healthy food at a reasonable price, you need to consider buying your food in bulk from a wholesaler. There are meat dealers who sell large quantities of meat for discounted prices because selling the meat to one person saves them time and money. A huge issue that many families worry about is how to store large quantities of meat. Buy meat in bulk and then use the following guide to learn how to store it.
Divide the Meat
The first thing you will need to do is divide the meat into usable portions for your family. Only work with one type of meat at a time to avoid cross contamination of the meat. When dividing pork loin into pork chops or beef into steaks, be sure that your cuts are as even as possible to ensure even cooking times when you cook the meat.
Individually Package the Meat
Open a plastic zipper-sealed sandwich bag and place one piece of meat inside of the bag and then seal it shut. Repeat the process with all of the other pieces of meat. By bagging each piece of meat individually, you can avoid them sticking to one another once you put them in the freezer. This allows you to cook as many or as few pieces of meat as you would like at any given time.
Label the Meat
On the outside of a large zipper-sealed plastic freezer bag write the type of meat that you plan to store in the bag, the date that you are putting the meat in the freezer, and the number of pieces that will be in the bag. Taking the time to write everything out will allow you or anyone else to be able to find whatever type of meat they want within seconds.
Store the Meat
Finally, place the individually bagged pieces of meat inside of the large freezer bag. Be sure to place them into the bag a way that allows you to store them flat in the freezer so that you can store as much in the freezer at one time as possible.
When you are done dividing, storing, and labeling your meats, you can place them all directly into your freezer. Be sure that the meats are organized in a way that allows you to easily find what you need when you need it by storing them so that the labels can be seen with ease. For more information, contact a company like Nossack Fine Meats Ltd.