cooking ground beef from frozen in a skillet

Easy Ground Beef from Frozen

Last Updated on August 26, 2022

If you’ve ever forgotten the thaw something for dinner, this recipe is for you.  This technique makes it easy to cook ground beef directly from the freezer and you pick the seasonings.


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Easy Ground Beef from Frozen

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Ground Beef
Course: Main Course
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 package ButcherBox ground beef


  • Preheat skillet to medium heat.
  • Place the frozen block of ground beef in skillet. Sear for 4 minutes, then flip the block and scrap the cooked beef off. Continue this process of searing, flipping, and scraping until the block is small enough to chop up with a wooden spoon.
  • At this point add any seasoning you desire, whether is cumin and salsa for tacos or garlic and your favorite marinara sauce. Dinner in 15 minutes, can't beat that!!


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Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.