Defrosting ground beef in the microwave is not a complicated process at all.
It may especially come in handy if you have a limited time to cook before dinner.
Here is a step-by-step process of how I defrost my ground beef using a microwave…
How To Defrost Ground Beef In The Microwave
Step 1: Remove all packaging.
The first step to follow is to remove the packaging of your ground beef.
Now you do not want to just put your ground beef inside your microwave before removing the packaging as this will not give you the result you expect.
Step 2: Place the meat on a plate.
For best results to get a thawed ground beef, use a plate before placing it in a microwave. Ensure that you are using a microwave-safe plate.
You can also choose to use a re-sealable Ziploc bag by placing your unpackaged frozen beef inside then placing it on a plate before putting it in the microwave.
If you do not have a Ziploc bag you can just use a plate. Just make sure that the water dripping from the beef will not leak inside your microwave.
Step 3: Microwave it at a power of 30% for 2-3 minutes.
For your ground beef to get well thawed, set the microwave at 30% power or use the defrost setting for 2-3 minutes.
However, this amount of power and minutes varies depending on the amount of ground beef you need to defrost.
As I was doing my research, I found that some advice you use 30% power within a 3-5 minutes’ time limit. Others advise on using 50% power for 2-3 minutes.
Now you can use the kind of power and time limit that best suits you but I am using the one that worked for me and gave me impeccable results.
Step 4: Rotate and flip the beef every 45 seconds.
To ensure that your ground beef is well thawed, it is advisable to keep on flipping and rotating the beef after every 45 seconds.
It is important to keep on rotating and flipping the beef so that you get fully defrosted beef.
And just like that, your defrosted ground beef is now well thawed and ready to cook.
Being a family woman, and after a long and tiring day, I decided to look for an easy and fast way to defrost my beef.
The steps above come in handy especially if you need to prepare dinner fast.
That’s How To Defrost Ground Beef In The Microwave
Being a person who loves cooking, and always trying out new recipes and methods of cooking, I came to love defrosting my ground beef using a microwave.
The reason I loved it most aside from the fact that it is the fastest way, is that you find that the outer part has started to cook after your ground beef is thawed.
This, therefore, makes cooking it become easier and faster.
A piece of advice from one cook to another is that after defrosting your ground beef, you should cook it immediately to avoid chances of bacteria growth.
In the case that after defrosting your ground beef you change your mind on what you want to cook, you can refreeze it.
Just ensure that you cook it before refreezing. This stops the activation of bacteria activated while defrosting the ground beef.