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#1 Mon 27 Oct 08 2:40pm

moncheff

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mince storage

Guys, i was not sure where should i post this topic, but the question is: for how long can i store cooked beef mince in the fridge??
thank u)

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#2 Mon 27 Oct 08 2:51pm

DoofieJo

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Re: mince storage

Personally, I wouldn't leave it more than a day before eating it (after reheating thoroughly) or putting it in the freezer.

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#3 Mon 27 Oct 08 4:56pm

SusanneH

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Re: mince storage

You should use mince the same day or freeze immediately ( and then use immediately after thawing.)

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#4 Mon 27 Oct 08 8:07pm

moncheff

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Re: mince storage

thank you for the prompt reply guys, i will throw it away then.

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#5 Mon 27 Oct 08 9:09pm

TheBeast2

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Re: mince storage

SusanneH wrote:

You should use mince the same day or freeze immediately ( and then use immediately after thawing.)

What do you do with left over mince dishes, then?

Spag Bol

Lasagne

Moussaka

Cottage Pie

Shepherds Pie

etc

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#6 Mon 27 Oct 08 10:14pm

Allora Andiamo

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Re: mince storage

i use a canine waste disposal unit for my leftovers mrgreen

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#7 Mon 27 Oct 08 11:29pm

Luvmegrub

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Re: mince storage

TheBeast2 wrote:

SusanneH wrote:

You should use mince the same day or freeze immediately ( and then use immediately after thawing.)

What do you do with left over mince dishes, then?

Spag Bol

Lasagne

Moussaka

Cottage Pie

Shepherds Pie

etc

Beast, how long do you think it's safe to keep these dishes in the fridge before using?  I often make double portions and freeze half but if I have one left over portion I keep it in the fridge and use within 3 days.

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#8 Mon 27 Oct 08 11:42pm

TheBeast2

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Re: mince storage

Within 3 days is safe.

I like to keep things as fresh as possible, but some things (cooked meat in a marinade, such as a beef stew) are better if left overnight and carefully reheated.

This is because, in an acidic marinade, the acids tenderise the meat to make it more succulent. When the meat is cooked, the acids are able to penetrate deeper into the meat. Aside from that, the meat will soak up some of the flavour compounds in the sauce (basically, what is happening is much the same as what happens when you rest meat, and is also similar to what happens when you put cooked veg in water. The meat relaxes, and soaks up some of the moisture, and thus flavour, from the sauce).

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