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how long is steak good in the freezer for?

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by RoyB, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    RoyB

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    I just pulled out a nice looking strip steak. marked: 2.28.08 :(

    is a year too long?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Delmarva

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    as long as it doesn't have freezer burn, you it'll be OK...
     
  3. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Delmarva

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  4. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    chris4x4

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    eat it and let us know.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    It prolly won't kill you-PROBABLY (I will not take responsibility if it does). But it may not be good.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    Can't hurt to try it...
     
  7. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    how does it look? I dont think a year will hurt ya as long as its not freezer burnt. It may not taste as good as right from the butcher thou.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    They say about a year in the freezer so you should be fine.:) I need a disclaimer now!
     
  9. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    Microwave it. That will kill all the bacteria that have hibernated in it.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    I'd donate it to the Chris Test labs. Maybe a flash flame cooking method would be in order.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    I run a meat market. A year is too long...unless you used one of those vacuum sealed bags AND kept in a deep freeze type freezer. The freezer in a conventional home refrigerator is a self defrosting type, which means it warms up a bit to keep the ice build up down, whatever is in there also warmus up a bit and then is re frozen,(BURN) now a stand alone chest type freezer maintains a constant temperature and "Should" keep the meat in an edible condition. Also don't forget, from the time the cow is slaughtered it is either wet or dry aged, most retailers only sell wet aged beef which means the Strip Steak you bought last year could have been 45 days post slaughter,with that being said, I'd throw it away and call Pizza hut.
     
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    well i ate it. how long before i know if i got sick :( there was no freezer burn on it. cooked it on the stove to a warm center. in hindsight, maybe I should have just thrown it away.
     
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    12 hours... :laugh:
     
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    I've had turkeys in the freezer for a year - and ate 'em. I'm still alive and healthy.:D
     
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    X2. 2 years ago we bought a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving and asked my daughters boyfriend to put it in the refrigerator downstairs. Day before Thanksgiving I go downstairs to get it and - yup - it was in the freezer! We had to scramble to get a new one, but we ate the old one the next year. It was fine. We never even told anyone what happened.
     
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    I guess the real question is
     
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    How did it taste?
     
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    so how long would you say steak IS good for in a regular home freezer?
     
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    It'll be fine.

    Now how long can a steak be in the refrigerator and be fine is a man's question.

    Answer. No more than a week. Otherwise even steak sauce won't kill the flavour of decay.

    Note: This has not stopped me from eating week old steaks regardless.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    JimBeam

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    im just questioning how one would keep a steak that long


    i buy steak and it disappears within 2 or 3 days i think
     
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