If you buy organic ground beef from Costco, you’ve probably noticed that you get 4 pounds but it is divided into 3 packages. Each package is 1.33 or 1.34 pounds, which is annoying because recipes always call for a round number (like 1 pound, 2 pounds, etc.)
So how do you take these three packages of beef and make them into four 1 pound portions? You could open them all up and weigh out 1 pound 4 times. Or you can do it the super quick and easy way. No math, no weighing.
Ok, here goes. The quick and easy way to divide up your Costco organic ground beef into four 1-pound portions.
Each pouch looks like this.
Open one up and cut the brick of beef into quarters.
You end up with 4 cubes of beef. Put three into a freezer bag. Put the leftover 1 into another freezer bag.
Now cut up the next brick into four even cubes. Put three cubes into a freezer bag and put the leftover cube in the freezer bag that already has one cube.
Finally, repeat with the third brick. Put three cubes into a freezer bag and put the leftover cube into the freezer bag that already has 2 cubes.
Now you have 4 freezer bags each with an equal portion of beef. Each bag contains close to 1 pound. It’s probably not exact since we didn’t weigh them, but it is pretty darn close!
Be sure to date your freezer bags.
I mash them all down so they can be stacked.
There ya go! Quick and easy.