|Roasts, steaks||3 to 5 days||6 to 12 months|
|Stew meat||1 to 2 days||3 to 4 months|
|Ground beef||1 to 2 days||3 months|
|Variety meats||1 to 2 days||3 to 4 months|
|Corned beef||7 days||2 to 3 months|
|Cooked beef||3 to 4 days||2 to 3 months|
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Freezing Fresh Cut Beef at Home
The best way to freeze fresh cut and wrapped beef at home is by flash freezing.
Cooking Frozen BeefBeef may be cooked frozen or defrosted. Defrosted beef should be cooked as a fresh cut; but allow additional cooking time. Frozen roasts require 1/3 to 1/2 more time for cooking. Cooking time for frozen steaks and patties varies according to surface area, thickness, and broiling temperature. Frozen cuts should be broiled farther from the heat so they do not brown too quickly. To braise frozen pot roasts, allow approximately the same cooking time as for defrosted cuts.
Defrosting BeefFrozen beef my be defrosted before or during cooking. It should be defrosted in the original wrapping in the refrigerator. Defrosting meat at room temperature is not a recommended procedure. The following is a timetable for defrosting frozen beef in a refrigerator:
|If you have had beef processed at Jackson Frozen Food Locker, e-mail us and we will e-mail you a customized chart detailing the recommended length of time each of the beef cuts freezer maximums!|
|The times shown are for the maximum time for Best Flavor. These cuts of beef will be edible for a much longer time, but the quality and taste will diminish over time.|
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