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Posted: 2/12/2006 4:39:06 PM EDT
So I had the bright idea to make some hamburgers for dinner.

I bought the premade patties, not the frozen ones though, just the refridgerated kind. How long are they good for in the frige?

They hadn't turned brown in the frige yet, but they were starting to lose the pink color.

The sell by date was 5 days ago. I bought them about 6 days ago.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:40:45 PM EDT
The nose knows.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:41:35 PM EDT
They'll start to turn gray. If they smell "off", pitch 'em.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:42:26 PM EDT
One of the rules of life is...

"If you have any doubts, don't put it in your mouth."

Five days? Toss it.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:45:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 4:49:23 PM EDT by C-4]
Holy shit! Do not eat.

I am very careful with meat. If I'm not eating it the next day then I freeze it. It can be thawed quickly in the microwave so there is no point in keeping it in the fridge just sitting there. That's my advice on raw meat.

If you cook it, 5 days is the maximum I would leave it in the fridge before eating it. I really try to eat it within 3 days.

It just isn't worth getting food poisoning over <$5-20 worth of meat.

ETA: There is a whole art in handling meat. With refrigerators/freezers it has become a lost art. Smoking, canning, salting . . . all lost.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:50:53 PM EDT
I eat stuff I find in the dumpster behind the 7-11

I never get sick
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:52:32 PM EDT
I added a poll.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:56:48 PM EDT
2 to 3 days tops at normal fridge temps once removed from thier MAP (modified atmosphere packaging)

Due to excessive processing of ground beef it will degrade faster than other less processed cuts.

Toss it...Ground beef is cheap..and food poisioning sucks....


DB
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:57:41 PM EDT
Hold on a fucking second..... hamburgers are made from ground beef?!?!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:59:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
Hold on a fucking second..... hamburgers are made from ground beef?!?!



And other 'things'.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:01:34 PM EDT
My friend that grew up in communist Poland told me, "there are 2 kinds of spoiled. A little spoiled and you just eat it. Then there is really smelly spoiled. Just boil it a bit and eat it anyway."
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:08:03 PM EDT
For me, if only smells a little bit, I usually eat it, for the real bad ones I toss it. I would say 3-4 days max before I eat it.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:25:17 PM EDT
I generally toss em after 3 days. The moment they lose their pink.

I'd rather spend another $3 a few dozen times than deal with getting sick once.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:28:10 PM EDT
that pink color is just a chemical so don't judge by it

Sniff it and roll from there. I routinely get the bigass pack of ground beef from Sam's and have it in the frige for 5-7 days.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:29:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
Hold on a fucking second..... hamburgers are made from ground beef?!?!



Unless it's a Whitecastle.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:32:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:
Holy shit! Do not eat.

I am very careful with meat. If I'm not eating it the next day then I freeze it. It can be thawed quickly in the microwave so there is no point in keeping it in the fridge just sitting there. That's my advice on raw meat.

If you cook it, 5 days is the maximum I would leave it in the fridge before eating it. I really try to eat it within 3 days.

It just isn't worth getting food poisoning over <$5-20 worth of meat.

ETA: There is a whole art in handling meat. With refrigerators/freezers it has become a lost art. Smoking, canning, salting . . . all lost.



Teach me the art of meat handling, oh great meat handling master.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:32:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 5:34:48 PM EDT by BigBore45]
you should buy fairly lean ground beef. at least a 90/10 ratio. Fat spoils faster than meat.


Edited to add: buy a grinder and grind your own, Whole meat stays fresher longer than ground
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:33:43 PM EDT
It's "aged beef." Normally you have to pay extra for that.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:34:36 PM EDT
You're fine.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:42:09 AM EDT
Yeah, so I cooked 'em up before reading any replies.

Went to bed last night feeling fine. Woke up this morning feeling fine.

bwahahahaha!!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:49:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Yeah, so I cooked 'em up before reading any replies.

Went to bed last night feeling fine. Woke up this morning feeling fine.

bwahahahaha!!



Cook it?

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[ 12 ] Yes - What'cha got to lose? [ 35.29% ]
[ 13 ] No - Pitch it! [ 38.24% ]
[ 9 ] You cooked it before listening, didn't you? [ 26.47% ]

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Total Votes :: 34

I was 1 of 9!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:11:10 AM EDT
Even if there are bacteria growing in it, you'd think that it'd be fine as long as it was cooked thoroughly. Don't try that medium-rare or anything, but if it's well-done, I'd think the heat would kill anything growing in it, wouldn't it?
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