I typically buy ground beef in bulk at Costco, since it seems to be the most reasonable price (other than sales) and good quality meat I can find. Recently, I've developed a better way to freeze it to save room in the freezer. This new way also helps with the thawing process, and makes it much faster.
The large packages of ground beef typically come in somewhere in the 5½-6½lb range. I look through and try to find one that is close to 6 pounds, this makes the division into freezable portions much easier!
This also makes thawing the meat so much faster. Stick it in a dish in the fridge and it will thaw in about half the time a "lump" of ground beef will thaw. The thinner packing also makes it easier for those occasions when you forget to thaw your meat. Just pull it from the freezer and drop it into your skillet or pot. It will thaw quickly once it hits the heat.
This post is linked to: Kitchen Tip Tuesday