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Old 01-14-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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Freezing question

I just made some ham and bean soup from ham that was frozen the day after Christmas. I might be able to finish it in a couple of days if we have company over. But it is a lot. Is it ok to freeze this soup that has ham in it that has previously been cooked, frozen, and then made in soup?

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Old 01-14-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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No problem at all. Freeze it in serving sized portions and just take out what you need. I always make large batches of soups and freeze portioned amounts. That includes hama nd bean soup and split pea with ham, among others.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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That quick reply is why I love this site. I didn't want to freeze this ham again and get anyone that ate it later sick. That would be much worse than cooking something that didn't taste any good.

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Old 01-14-2008, 06:44 PM   #4
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Refreezing meat is not discouraged because of dangers but for a deterioration of texture.

If you freeze a piece of fresh meat then defrost it and refreeze it, the texture of the still raw meat will suffer. That's why they say to cook it before refreezing. The same goes for a cooked ham that is frozen then thawed to add to a soup. As long the meat was kept properly refrigerated all the time, ther won;t be a problem.
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Freezing is fine the sooner the better so not to lose the freshness of your soup.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:33 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot.
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