From frozen pizza and lasagna to soup and chili, restaurants and food producers use meat crumbles for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, prepping and cooking these meat crumbles can be limiting in several ways. First, they require a significant amount of equipment that needs to be maintained. Second, they take up valuable facility space. Finally, there’s always the risk of cross-contamination and food-borne pathogens. Using pre-cooked, individually quick frozen (IQF) meat crumbles, on the other hand, eliminates all of these restrictions.
By bringing in a meat crumble that’s already prepared, cooked and frozen, it frees you up to focus on other things, like marketing. Additionally, since each meat crumble is individually frozen once it’s cooked and our proprietary process ensures fat content is distributed evenly across the meat crumble, it’s much easier to scoop them when assembling recipes (i.e. no clumping). You also don’t have to worry about cross-contamination or extra equipment space.
When you use Cargill for your pre-cooked meat crumbles, there are endless possibilities when it comes to combinations of flavors, cooking methods, protein types and recipes. We customize our IQF meat crumbles to meet your exact specifications, meaning you won’t use the same product as your competitors. To put this in perspective, here are just a few of the possibilities with IQF meat crumbles.
Meat is a blank canvas that can be manipulated to fit a variety of cuisines. Whether it’s American, Asian, Italian or a fusion, we can help you pursue your desired flavor profile for any meat crumble.
Your facility may not have the capacity for different cooking methods, but we do. Whatever texture and appearance you’re going for in a meat crumble, we can cook it the right way to exceed your expectations and complement your product.
There’s also almost no limit when it comes to the type of protein you want in your product. A blend of protein types is also an option, as is using soy protein to lower costs and improve nutrition
Through collaboration with your chefs and the research and our development team, you can develop entirely new meat crumble recipes or take advantage of the latest trends at the moment. Formulas can even be designed to avoid certain allergens or processes.