A simple way of cooking 15 lbs of hamburger was what I needed. I had heard that cooking up hamburger in a crockpot works, but this was way too much meat for my crockpot even though it was pretty big. So I decided to try the roaster.
My handy Mix-n-Chop from Pampered Chef is the only thing I have found that works to chop up the meat well, especially when it's frozen. This wasn't, but with such a large amount a spoon would have taken me all day.
I knew that for this meat I would want onions and garlic in it, so I chopped up some onion and put about a Tablespoon of minced garlic from my jar in with it.
Next came about four large glasses of water. I ended up with more water than I needed, but it was better than having it burn. I had the temp on 350 degrees. I ended up turning it down a bit later. For an all day thing, I think 200 would have been perfect. This process took about 3 hours.
I was home and every half hour or so I used the Mix-n-Chop to mix it up some more. Then after I drained it. I let it cool. As always, it's best not to pour your grease down the kitchen sink. On the farm, it just goes way out to the edge of a field and gets dumped.
Then I bagged it into 15 freezer bags. It's not a lot of meat for nine people, but if I need two I can take two. Each bag has about one pound in it, though I didn't weigh it. I will definitely be using this idea for the rodeo when I need about 40 pounds of meat cooked up.
Making the most of today,
Update: Finished Genesis 24 today and more from Esther 5 - Day 8