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How long does freezer beef last
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Brad in IN    Posted 08-03-2004 at 07:22:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey all,
Its been a while since I have posted. I have some beef from a cow we had butchered about three years ago. Purdue Univ. says you should only keep it for six months.
I planned to cook a bunch of this this weekend for a bbq, and don't want to make half the County ill from it.

Is beef okay to consume after beeing in the freezer that long?


Fern(Mi)    Posted 08-03-2004 at 08:18:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
When our freezer beef starts getting old, Frieda shines. The freezers holding Mr. Bones (4yr), Igor (2yr), and Buster (1yr) the last one in. Were finishing Buster up now. Finding Bones and Igor around the first of the year Frieda browned them in a skillet (same noggin knocking one) then finishing the older beef s in a slow cooker (I never was a fast eater), adding her vegetables as required their individual cooking times. Comes out as either a boiled dinner or a stew depending on how much trouble I have/had managed to get myself into.
Now my answer brings to mind another question? Anyone capable of explaining the differences in her cooking manner relevant to my behavior would be greatly appreciated?
Fernan


steve19438    Posted 08-03-2004 at 07:44:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what EJ said plus, if it has "freezer burn" i wouldn't feed it to other people. myself i would defrost it and cut the burn off, if possible, and cook away and feed myself.


EngineerJoyce    Posted 08-03-2004 at 07:40:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It won't make anyone ill.
Beef begins to lose its flavor or start to taste old after a while. Part of it depends on how cold the freezer is kept and how well it is wrapped. Just the taste changes, not the safety.

Maybe you should just fix some ahead of time to check it out.
When should we stop by for supper? ;-)


Kellyb    Posted 08-03-2004 at 07:47:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I thought the going standard was 1 year for beef
and 6 months for pork.. I have tried pork past
date (like only 1-3 mos after) and it's not even
worth thawing it out.. it tasted horrible.. If
you're having company.. I'd run over to Colfax and
get some from Karen & Mike.. at R&M Meat
Processors.. we always use th


Brad in IN    Posted 08-03-2004 at 09:05:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Colfax is a little too far away. I spent a lot of summers in Mulberry though.


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