I've made some bulk meat purchases in the past, but I ended up putting them in freezer bags, which didn't turn out so well. My meat ended up getting crystals on it, so it didn't taste as good as it could have. So, I quit buying in bulk and missed out on the savings that I could get.
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I was so excited to get a chance to try out a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer for my meat. I could imagine all the savings that I'd get by buying in bulk – not to mention having meat on hand when I wanted to cook a dish!
To make it easy on myself, I started by buying 6 pounds of ground beef from Costco. I paid $18, which is about $3 a pound. Rather than weigh each portion since I don't have a scale, I just eyeballed the package and split it into 6 equal portions.
And then I got to work with the FoodSaver. I actually used 2 different styles of bags – the quart sized predone bags and I created some of my own bags with the portion pouch roll (as seen above). Both methods were super easy to work with.
I love how the FoodSaver V3880 Vacuum Sealer is so easy to work. I don't even have to press a button – just stick the pouch into the opening, and the machine does all the work vacuuming the air out of the bag and sealing it.
When I was done, I had 5 nicely preportioned bags (I used 1 pound that night for dinner). I spread out the meat in the bag before starting the vacuum and sealing process so they would store more easily in my freezer.
Since I sealed my meat a couple of weeks ago, I have used several of the bags for our dinners. The meat has come out just great with no freezer burn and it has tasted great.
I'm so excited about the money that I'm going to save by buying bulk meat…and I'm even more excited that it's going to taste good when I pull it out of the freezer!
Disclosure: FoodSaver sent me a product to facilitate my review. I did not receive any compensation, and as usual, the opinions are all mine!