These make ahead burger recipes are the best, and possibly the most delicious, way to stay one step ahead of your hungry family this summer!
Burgers + Summer = Perfect Match
Burgers are the epitome of summer eats, right? They are perfect for picky eaters and dietary preferences because of the variety of toppings and bun options. They can be quite time consuming though, which is why a freezer friendly option is simply the best!
Spend an hour in the kitchen getting your freezer stocked with simple, yet savory burgers. Then dinner is a breeze, even after a day in the sun!
Buying Ground Beef in Bulk
I encourage you to look for bulk buying opportunities for ground beef, if you have space for freezing it. The reason – it saves you money, it saves you sanity, and it will keep you from going back to the store.
This will save you money when you find price markdowns on “need to sell today meat” – with this meat, you need to brown and freeze it immediately. Or when you see the loss leader prices on grocery store sales. Stock up, brown it up (or make burger patties!) and get it into your freezer!
Saving Money with Make Ahead Meals
Making burgers to stock in the freezer is a great way to take advantage of meat sales in your local grocery store!
Shopping sale items at your grocery store is a great way to save money, but when buying produce, you can only use so much before it goes bad. If you plan to make a few freezer meals out of your fresh (and on sale!) ingredients, you can make more meals at a lower cost.
Meat is a great ingredient to buy when it is on sale and put into a freezer meal. Meat is often the most expensive part of any meal, so buying it on sale helps you save! Most meals last about 3 months in the freezer – so you have plenty of time to eat them!
Other great items to buy while they are on sale (or with a coupon): pasta sauce, rice, beans, canned and frozen vegetables, and soup.
If you plan to make a bunch of meals, (or in this case, make ahead burgers!) you can also buy in bulk – without being scared it will go to waste. Buying in bulk is always less expensive than smaller portions.
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