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    Talking A 'crumbles' question Margery.....

    I did up 5.5 pounds of ground beef today like you said in your post for crumbles. About how many sandwich baggies will I get? It is still cooling out on my porch. lol I know you said 2½ cups = 1 pound. Most recipes I cut in ½ for just Jack and I so I will get twice what you do. lol

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    OK I just did a 10 lb thing last night and I got 8 bags of crumbles. I also have a large thing of broth and a disc of beef fat (tallow) which soap makers love but I plan to toss. The broth is the basis for a later hamburger soup, probably tomorrow.

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    so figuring half that, you should see approximately 4 regular packs of crumbles and if you are doing half packs, then 8 or maybe 7 depending.

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    I can tell you the math part... If you are halfing the amounts, then you'll be using 1 1/4 cup per bag. If 2 1/2 equals a lb. then you'll get 11, 1/2 lb (1 1/4 cup) packages.
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    Thanks girls, I'm off to go package it up for the freezer. I'll let you know how many I get out of it.

    Margery I saved the broth too for soup but will toss the tallow when it is hardened.

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    LOL I was just figuring it this way, if 10 lb yields 8 packs, then 5.5 lbs should give about 4 to 4.5 packs give or take, then if Dee is doing half packs, it goes back to 8 half packs, possibly 9.

    the reason it doesn't ever yield the full amount, is because I'm using the really bargain ground beef and it gives off an incredible amount of fat, plus the shrinkage factor.

    However if Dee is using quality ground meat, her shrinkage shouldn't be near as bad. And I'm bad I just eyeball my packs and I actually overstuff them slightly.

    For the soap makers amongst us, this is beef tallow and best of all it isn't the horrid rancid stuff, this is fresh and sweet smelling for use in soap so if you do make soap, you may enjoy using this particular by product of the process.

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    LOL now you all KNOW how cheap the hamburger I use is!

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