Dishes like lasanga, pinto beans, soups, and chili can all be made in large batches cheaply. Freeze and store half for a later date. Maybe you don’t feel like cooking after work one day and all you have to do is defrost what you made before!

I also do this with homemade salsbury steaks. Season hamburger patties and brown on the outsides. Use your favorite jar or powdered beef gravy (made according to directions), mushrooms, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool completely before freezing.

Remember, anything that makes itself available to large batches, can be frozen, and you like it, make it a 2 for 1 deal!

Editor’s Note: Do you have any big batch cooking tips of your own? What meals do you make that work well for freezing and re-heating? Share with us below!

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