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#1 Tue 02 Mar 10 9:28pm

EssexOne

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Reheating mince beef

Hi, I made a beef ragu on saturday and put the leftovers in the fridge, today i made a lasagne with it, question is I now have leftover lasagne can I reheat this again tomorrow?

Thanks.

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#2 Tue 02 Mar 10 10:40pm

mr spice

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Re: Reheating mince beef

Yes...I can't guarantee the taste but if it's been kept in the fridge, heat it briefly over 160C before serving.

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#3 Wed 03 Mar 10 2:28am

TerryKay

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Re: Reheating mince beef

In my opinion, the taste of reheated stuff is mostly improved. Perhaps things soak up juices as they cool or something. Who knows, not me, but taste is often better.

Edit:-
I'd be interested to know if anyone else notices this or knows why.

Last edited by TerryKay (Wed 03 Mar 10 2:30am)

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#4 Wed 03 Mar 10 3:54am

chocolatl

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Re: Reheating mince beef

I think it's safe as long as it hasn't been sitting around at room temperature.

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#5 Wed 03 Mar 10 8:30am

Hybre

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Re: Reheating mince beef

TerryKay wrote:

In my opinion, the taste of reheated stuff is mostly improved. Perhaps things soak up juices as they cool or something. Who knows, not me, but taste is often better.

Edit:-
I'd be interested to know if anyone else notices this or knows why.

Hi TerryKay
I must say I find the same thing with mince, or curries as a matter of fact, I've also found it with certains pasta recipes especially those with some kind of tomato sauce/base, it is as if all the flavours are just more intense, don't know why, would be interesting to know
smile

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#6 Wed 03 Mar 10 8:36am

Earthmum

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Re: Reheating mince beef

TerryKay wrote:

In my opinion, the taste of reheated stuff is mostly improved. Perhaps things soak up juices as they cool or something. Who knows, not me, but taste is often better.

Edit:-
I'd be interested to know if anyone else notices this or knows why.

Hi Terry

I have a friend whos mother is from India, and they say a lot of their curries are at their best if left and reheated !!.

Gem

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#7 Wed 03 Mar 10 9:07am

mummza

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Re: Reheating mince beef

EssexOne wrote:

Hi, I made a beef ragu on saturday and put the leftovers in the fridge, today i made a lasagne with it, question is I now have leftover lasagne can I reheat this again tomorrow?

Thanks.

I think that I differ here...
my advice is ...no
Cooked meats should only really be reheated once .

Now I do know that many people do reheat things more than once , but if you are going to do that them you have to make sure it gets to a high temperature and it retains at that temperature for around 10 minutes .

What ever you do , don't just warm the meat back up to an eatable temperature , it needs to be reheated thoroughly .

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#8 Wed 03 Mar 10 9:23am

MsK

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Re: Reheating mince beef

Agree with you on that mummza.. once is ok (but still has to be reheated thoroughly) second time is not a good idea...therefore you'd better freeze it right away after making it and separate into portions an than defrost and reheat only once...

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#9 Wed 03 Mar 10 8:11pm

chocolatl

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Re: Reheating mince beef

I have to disagree strongly with that.  There should be no safety problem with reheating more than once, as long as the temperature gets hot enough.
My only concern would be that the lasagna noodles would dry out.

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