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Old 10-18-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Ground beef turned brown in the freezer

And I didn't even cook it. Is this normal? I just separated a pound of ground beef in half, cooked one half, and froze the other.

Also, how long is frozen beef good for? I think I left mine in for 2-3 weeks.


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Old 10-18-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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Turning brown is not a problem. It's normal. Tightly wrapped ground beef should easily be good for 6 months in the freezer.

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Old 10-18-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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If air gets into the package it will turn meat brown. Exposure to too much light will do the same thing. I use a Flavor Saver so my meat is vacuum sealed and stays red. Nothing is wrong with brown meat, as long as you know it's been kept frozen, it just looks funny. Ground meat is good for 90 days, vacuum sealed ground meat is good for 9 months or more.
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