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Old 01-03-05, 03:16 PM
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Question about my meat.....

My freezer in the garage went out and I just found out about it around lunch time. I have about 20 boxes of Omaha steaks in it right now. I checked the freezer temp and it was about 50 degrees, but the meat has all thawed. I bought a new freezer over lunch and put it in the space of the old one and out the steaks in it. Will the steaks be okay if they are frozen again, or should I just invite all my family and friends over for a New Year's grill-a-thon?
Old 01-03-05, 03:22 PM
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First of all, sorry to hear about your freezer disaster!

But no, you can't refreeze meat like that. Enjoy your January grill-a-ton!
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well..........crap!
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meat-fest in Johson County
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well..........crap!
I disagree with this page but I'm sure they know more about these things than I do.
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and some more to prove me wrong
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I tried looking at Omah Steaks website and couldn't find anything, but I'm not the best at that.....
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Thanks for all the tips....I think I'll cook half of them this weekend and call over the troops. I'll try and re freeze the rest of them and see how they turn out.....
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
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I disagree with this page but I'm sure they know more about these things than I do.
Yes but that is after storage in a refrigerator at 40F or below. Since the freezer was at 50F, I think it's A-1 time.
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
I have about 20 boxes of Omaha steaks in it right now.
Friends don't let friends abuse beef.

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Speaking from experience:

If it's still wrapped in plastic and the seal was not broken, then the meat will likely be safe but not nearly as tasty.

If the seal was broken or it had no seal (not wrapped in plastic) then I would definitely not refreeze it or I'd cook it immediately. Once it gets contaminated it'll go bad within a week or two, frozen or not.

I've had a lot of steaks turn on me. This is just my personal experience. You can refreeze it if it's still fresh and red, but if not, then it's too late for freezing. Cook it and eat it. Or cook it and freeze the cooked steak. Not the best way to do things, but works in a crisis.
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Thanks Otto............It's all been cryovac'd and was still firm and cold dead center. I'm going to cook half and re-freeze the other half.

Thanks to all.....
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I'd eat it!
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oooooohh! that meat man ********er!
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Can I piggyback on this thread with my steak question?

I bought some meat from a truck (posted a thread about it even) and it was kinda like omaha... the NY Strip steaks are still good as are the burgers, but the ribeye steaks turned kinda black. what causes this? I'm getting them replaced.
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What if you cut some of them into strips, cook 'em up in some marinade, and freeze em again to use them for stirfry later?

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Art: This thread is not what I expected. I want more in my meat threads.
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Originally Posted by Trigger
I bought some meat from a truck (posted a thread about it even) and it was kinda like omaha... the NY Strip steaks are still good as are the burgers, but the ribeye steaks turned kinda black. what causes this? I'm getting them replaced.
Horsemeat is easy to overcook
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ew - it's horsemeat?
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When did they turn black, while you were cooking them or while they were still in the freezer?

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