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j123vt_99
04-01-06, 11:23 AM
I bought some hamburger patties a while ago and have kept them in my freezer sealed up.. When I got them, they were red (the way they should be).. I noticed today that some of them have little brown spots on them.. I suppose some air may have gotten into them when I wrapped them up...

Are they still ok to eat?

NotThatGuy
04-01-06, 11:25 AM
Always wrap your brown meat....ya don't want babies!

-p

Lateralus
04-01-06, 11:37 AM
After awile all hamburger patties turn brown now matter how well they are sealed. I don't see any issue eating them now, but I would not let them get completely brown.

TomOpus
04-01-06, 11:47 AM
Brown's fine. It's those green spots you gotta worry about.

kiddk1
04-01-06, 12:04 PM
get a foodsaver

NotThatGuy
04-01-06, 12:14 PM
get a foodsaver

The best money I spent last year. :) I vac seal everything, and not only does it last for months/years....but I make individual meals, save leftovers, etc.

-p

tasha99
04-01-06, 01:02 PM
If brown isn't its normal color, I suggest you see a doctor asap--don't be asking for serious advice like that on a dvd message board.

Trigger
04-01-06, 01:09 PM
I've heard that the extra red-ness is added and somewhat unnatural in todays beef. That said though, when your beef patties start to turn brown in the freezer - that's freezer burn. They're probably safe to eat, but they won't taste as good and they'll cook a little strange. Also - if the freezer burn is really bad, they'll be more like petrified dung than consumable meat. It's difficult to say when meat 'goes bad' because it begins rotting the moment the animal dies.

NORML54601
04-01-06, 01:45 PM
When you freeze beef, it turns from bright red to brown. All the beef I take out of my freezer is a shade of reddish brown and I've never gotten sick from it. You'll be fine, and unless your package had a hole somewhere, it shouldn't be freezer burnt.

DonnachaOne
04-01-06, 01:52 PM
Get some carbon monoxide and make that meat red!

Giantrobo
04-01-06, 01:56 PM
Well apparently many stores use Carbon Monoxide to keep the meat red longer so perhaps you should run a hose from your car exhaust to your fridge.....

Bacon
04-01-06, 01:58 PM
The best money I spent last year. :) I vac seal everything, and not only does it last for months/years....but I make individual meals, save leftovers, etc.

-p
What kind did you get, I'd love to buy cheese, chicken and other foods in bulk and vac seal the rest and how much did it cost?

Tracer Bullet
04-01-06, 01:58 PM
1) Don't tan on your back
2) If you must tan on your back, slap some sunscreen on your "meat"

RunBandoRun
04-01-06, 02:13 PM
Don't freeze meat in just the store plastic -- buy freezer bags and repackage it. The meat will stay fresher and not freezer burn.

EdTheRipper
04-01-06, 05:56 PM
It'll be fine. Frozen meat has a pretty good shelf life as long as it's wrapped properly.

Heat
04-03-06, 02:20 AM
It's fine.

And for what it's worth, if it's grey, it's freezer burn, cut that off before you cook it.

DVD Polizei
04-03-06, 02:32 AM
It's all brown meat these days.

mndtrp
04-03-06, 03:15 AM
What kind did you get, I'd love to buy cheese, chicken and other foods in bulk and vac seal the rest and how much did it cost?
I use Ziplock Freezer bags from Sams Club. They work perfectly for all things you have listed above.

The meat is fine. If you are worried about it not tasteing perfect, use it in chili.