Using a Dehydrator to Make Shelf Stable Ground Beef

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To see the Excalibur dehydrator I currently use, click here.  For a complete collection of dehydrators offered by Amazon, click here.Dehydrating tutorial

Hey Everyone! Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback on my Youtube Dehydrating videos! I’ve made another one for you this week on how I dehydrate ground beef in order to save money and space in my freezer! Dehydrated ground beef is shelf stable and rehydrates like a charm (I can’t tell the difference!).

Be sure and watch until the end to see what my ground beef looks like once it is rehydrated! Links to products I use in the video are below.

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Dehydrating is a wonderful way to preserve ground beef while leaving your freezer space free!

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**I am using an Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator with a timer. You can read more about it by clicking here.

**The dehydrator fruit leather sheets I use (on the bottom, to catch the tiny bits) can be purchased at 9 for around $10 by clicking here.

**To vacuum seal my mason jars, I use a Foodsaver (Click here for the one I have) with a Wide Mouth Mason Jar attachment. I’ll do a video on both of those soon.

To see the Excalibur dehydrator I currently use, click here.  For a complete collection of dehydrators offered by Amazon, click here.

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  1. So far I have dried the frozen vegetables and the rice, at your suggestions, with great results. Now I need to try the beef too! thanks

  2. I bought one of the Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator, Love it! I am dehydrating pork and chicken today. Is it best to put the meats into jars or sealed bags? The beef jerky I did is already gone….LOL Thank you and see you tomorrow.

  3. Thanks for the dehydrating videos. I am researching putting meals together in a vaccum bag for better storage. Soups, stews, stroganoff, anything I can find. Do you have recipes for these? There is a wealth of info out there, but we really trust you because we feel we know you.

      1. if I don’t have a vacuum sealer for my mason jars the dehydrated hamburger can go into the freezer in a small ziplock bag correct?

  4. I have a question, how do you evacuate the air from the Mason jars? do you process them the way one would do for regular canning? I have a food vacuum unit but have no purchased any jars to go with it. I am loving this idea, would rather have food in jars than in the freezer!!!

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