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Old 03-09-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Spoiled Ground Beef?

About 2 pounds of ground beef has been in the fridge since Saturday. I smells kind of funny, but not too bad. Could it be spoiled? Or still good?


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Old 03-09-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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Replace it! If you can't use it within about 48 hours of putting it in the meat keeper of your refrigerator, forget it... you've wasted your money.

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Old 03-09-2011, 03:41 PM   #3
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Uncooked and in the fridge for 4 days. Probably it has gone bad. What is the expiration date on the package?
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:03 PM   #4
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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How smelly is safe? Depends on whether your stomach can handle 10% spoilage, 20%, 50% ...
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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If you aren't terribly risk averse, try browning it up. If it is spoiled, the odor will be unmistakable. Sometimes the odor comes from liquid that has been caught in the packaging rather than the meat itself.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #7
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Ground beef is a same day use item for me... and I always think it smells funny. I use it the same day because I have no idea how long it's been out at the grocery store. And sometimes even then it doesn't smell right and I return it.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:04 PM   #8
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If it just smelled a LITTLE off, I would cook it with some rice for my dog. I wouldn't eat it though. Better to dump it and not take chances.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #9
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Ground meat is very inexpensive, if it smells kinf of off, trow it away. And I am the first one to say keep everything usually. But why take chances.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:23 AM   #10
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