Where's the (ground) beef? If your kitchen's like ours, it's either in the fridge -- three days past its expiration date -- or in the freezer in a solid lump, just when you're short on defrosting time. Chatel Farms has come up with a genius solution: They chop hamburger meat loosely, then flash-freeze it and package it in resealable bags. Keep one handy in the freezer and pour out only what you need; the crumbles cook in less than two minutes for great tacos or meat sauce. No added chemicals! In 80/20 and 85/15 lean mix, and two crumble sizes.
Price: From $6.50 to $9.50 for a two-pound bag
Manufacturer: Chatel Farms
Available at: The freezer section of Wal-mart supercenter stores nationwide and Kroger's supermarkets in the southeastern U.S.