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Old 02-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Can you refreeze stock?

I made a beef stock a few weeks ago and froze it. Today I am using it for a bean soup. If I have extra bean soup can I freeze it or I shouldn't because I already defrosted the stock component? Thanks in advance

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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Yes, you can refreeze the soup. As long as you bring it up to temp you are not courting food poisoning. The same is not true for just the stock, but the soup is good.
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Why can't you refreeze stock, PF?
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The same is not true for just the stock, but the soup is good.
If I thaw 2 quarts of stock in the fridge, use a quart I can't refreeze the remaining quart? What would be the issues?

Yes, I understand thawing it on the counter is courting problems in this regard.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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You would need to get it back up to temp, to make sure you are killing any bugs that decide to grow while you have defrosted it. Better safe than sorry.
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I often take frozen stock, add an equal amount of water and thaw in the pot. I then cook the next ingredient, say turkey necks and/or potatoes. When they're done, I pour off a container of stock and return it to the freezer with even more flavor added. When the stock gets really rich, I use it all to make a pot of beans.
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I often take frozen stock, add an equal amount of water and thaw in the pot. I then cook the next ingredient, say turkey necks and/or potatoes. When they're done, I pour off a container of stock and return it to the freezer with even more flavor added. When the stock gets really rich, I use it all to make a pot of beans.
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If the frozen stock was thawed n the fridge then the remainder re-frozen, I don't think there is any issue with food safety. On the other hand, if you left it out to defrost, I'd want to bring it to a boil then re-freeze it. Of course, you could just re-freeze it and remember to bring it to a boil when you use it some time in the future.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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It's the toxins released while the thawing is happening that will make you sick. I don't know how the OP thawed her stock, I'm covering the bases as I see they should be covered.
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It's the toxins released while the thawing is happening that will make you sick. I don't know how the OP thawed her stock, I'm covering the bases as I see they should be covered.

Understood. Bette to be safe than sorry...
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