Thawing Ground Beef in 3 Mins or Less

How to thaw ground beef in 3 minutes or less.

  1. Remove ground beef from your freezer.
  2. Remove ground beef from packaging.
  3. Put ground beef into a gallon size microwave safe Ziplock™ bag.
  4. Seal the Ziplock™ bag and open one end up enough to allow steam to escape.
  5. Put ground beef in microwave on high for 1 minute.
  6. Turn the ground beef over and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from microwave and massage the ground beef in the bag.
  8. If still a little too frozen, microwave on high for 30 more seconds.
  9. Let the ground beef set for 30 seconds.
  10. Cook and enjoy your quick meal!

Here’s a video with the instructions as well. After all, seeing is believing. Enjoy!

Thanks to the Minnesota Beef council ( and, for sharing this great technique.