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Food questian

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Alive in Christ, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Alive in Christ

    Alive in Christ New Member

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    A food questian...

    I had some frozen beef patties in the freezer. I took a couple out to eat for hamburgers. . They were great, but I accidently left them out on the counter.

    They were out long enough that they were room tempeture when I found them.

    Are they safe to refeeze and eat?
     
  2. Arbo

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    How many days was it before you discovered them?:laugh:

    Seriously though, I'd discard them.
     
  3. Salty

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    I see you put this question in the Baptist section.

    Would you think that a non-Baptist would have a different answer? :smilewinkgrin:
     
  4. Alive in Christ

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    Not sure, but I do know we baptists know a good Pot luck when we see one! :laugh:
     
  5. Oldtimer

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    For thawing frozen food, the rule of thumb is that if it still has ice crystals in it, then it's OK to freeze again.

    I'd toss them. Especially since it was ground meat & if more than 2 hours or so had passed before you discovered them.
     
  6. 12strings

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    General practice is not to re-freeze meat once its frozen IN THE SAME STATE THAT IT WAS THAWED...

    ie...You buy a pack of ground beef, you freeze it...
    -You thaw it and cook 2 burgers...
    -Do not re-freeze the uncooked meat.
    -But you can cook all the meet, then re-freeze the COOKED meat.
    -Then you can thaw that, warm it up and use it...but don't re-freeze it again.
     
  7. exscentric

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    You could always fry them up and take them Alive In Christ's potluck. :)
     
  8. Alive in Christ

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    Well, its very dificult for me, as I am a "skin flint" by nature, but I thew them all away.

    Its not worth getting sick from bad meat :eek:
     
  9. Oldtimer

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    There's an old rule of thumb that I learned a long time ago with food storage and preservation methods.

    When in doubt, throw it out.

    BTW, while your "skin flint" aptly applies to me, as well, I like the term "frugal". ;)
     
  10. annsni

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    I probably would have cooked them up as regular ground beef in the frying pan (breaking up the patties). If they were at room temperature for 2 hours or more, it's best to toss them but if they were at room temp for less than that, cooking them well would have taken care of any germies in them and then you could have refrozen the meat. I've done that before.

    But yes, general rule of thumb is that it is safe to refreeze if there are still ice crystals in them.
     
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