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I got this tip from Heloise months ago and never tried it until recently. When you buy ground meats, and separate them, push all the air from the ziplock bag and press the meat flat, like a sheet of paper, before closing. Not only does it save SO MUCH SPACE IN THE FREEZER, it literally thaws out within 30 minutes, so if you forget to lay it out in the morning to thaw, you can do it when you get in from work and it thaws while you shower or work out!

- Submitted by CRACKERJACK2825 2/2/2011 in Cooking | 6 Comments
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ELISELA2011 6/24/2011 4:19:00 PM

    My mother used to do this and she'd also press lines into the meat to make it easy to break into square hamburger size portions and then she'd just break off the number of burgers for dinner as needed. ^-^ Once thawed she could make them round but sometimes we just had square burgers.
SANSIMEONGIRL 2/2/2011 10:51:00 AM

PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 2/2/2011 10:00:00 AM

    I've been doing this for years just because it takes up less space in the freezer. I actually hadn't thought about how fast it thaws out.
JAMBUTTER 2/2/2011 9:44:00 AM

    Sounds great!
ALMOMMA 2/2/2011 9:21:00 AM

    Love, love, love this secret!!! (It's the little things for me)
MINDY_SUE 2/2/2011 9:09:00 AM

    So simple, yet I never thought of doing it. Go figure.

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