Zaycon Foods Ground Beef, German Sausage, and All Beef Hot Dogs

18 Mar


Last month, I bought seafood from a Zaycon Foods event, and have been very pleased with the process and quality of the seafood.  So, when the opportunity came to get 93/7 ground beef, German sausage, and all beef hot dogs I went for it.  In the picture above, the German sausage is top left, all beef hot dogs top right, and the 2 big chubs are the ground beef.

This time the units available were:

– 40 pounds 93/7 lean ground beef at $2.99 per pound
– 10 pounds German sausage at $2.99 per pound (approximately 50 per box)
– 10 pounds all beef hot dogs at $2.99 per pound (approximately 50 per box)

I split the order with a friend of mine, so my share was 20 pounds ground beef, 5 pounds German sausage, and 5 pounds all beef hot dogs.  The ground beef ended up being only 38 pounds, and my part was just over 19 pounds, so I will get a credit for the 2 pounds not in the box.  The German sausage had 49 pieces, so we split it 24 for me, 25 for her. The hot dog box had 51 pieces, so 26 for me, 25 for her.

I recently got a Foodsaver from a friend of mine that she was no longer using (thank you Rebecca!), so I put it to use for the first time for this meat order to package it all for the freezer.  For the German sausage and hot dogs, I put 4 pieces in a quart size bag (1 bag of hot dogs had 6) and vacuum sealed them.


Next, I worked on the ground beef.  I weighed out 1 pound sections using my food scale, then again used quart sized bags to vacuum seal it.  I also used some of the beef to make bags of 4 patties, each 1/3 pound, to quick thaw for burgers.  I ended up with 14 one pound packages and 5 packages of four, 1/3 pound patties, about 5.3 pounds total.


It was a bit of work, but worth it to have meat ready in the freezer.  This week, I am picking up chicken from Zaycon Foods, and I am working on how I will prepare all of it for the freezer.

2 Responses to “Zaycon Foods Ground Beef, German Sausage, and All Beef Hot Dogs”

  1. Carrie June 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

    How do you cook your hot dogs? Are they microwaveable like store bought got dogs? We just bought she from ZAYCON but there’s no suggested cooking instructions…

    Thanks 😊


    • Jenny June 8, 2017 at 7:41 am #

      I usually just grill them. The ones I received this last time were Farmland, I believe. Not sure if yours are the same, but I found these instructions on their website:
      Heat hot dogs until the internal temperature registers 160°F. or until they are steaming hot. Cooking times are estimates and may vary slightly.


      Grill hot dogs over medium heat 4 to 7 minutes, turning frequently.


      Place hot dogs into boiling water; cover and boil 1 minute. Turn off heat and let stand 4 to 7 minutes.


      Place hot dogs on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) for 3 to 3 ½ minutes, rearranging hot dogs after 1 ½ minutes. Let stand 1 minute before serving. For 1 hot dog, microwave on HIGH for 30 to 35 seconds.
      – See more at:


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