"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2022, 02:08 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Delmar
Posts: 25
Question Can I refreeze this ground beef?

I took a 1 lb. roll/chub of ground beef out of the freezer to thaw in the refrigerator. I intend to make two dishes with it. The problem is I want to make one dish Thursday 7/21 and the other dish Thursday 7/28.

Should I just wait for it to thaw just enough to be able to cut it in half, then wrap up the one half and stick it back in the freezer? If yes, what should I wrap it in? Plastic wrap? Foil? A plastic bread bag?

It's 3 pm now and I took it out at 12 30 pm (sorry, my colon key is missing, ).

KateH21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2022, 02:13 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 28,038
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
I would do what you suggested, cut it in half as soon as it has thawed enough to do that and then re-freeze one half. I would wrap it in any kind of airtight plastic or silicone. If the bread bag is airtight, I would probably use that. Plastic wrap or a freezer bag would be fine too. Foil would be my last choice. But, I don't think it matters so much what you wrap it in since, you are going to take it out of the freezer in a week.

Edited to add: Maybe heat your knife with hot water to cut the chub in half.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2022, 02:43 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
dragnlaw's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Waterdown, Ontario
Posts: 6,870
I don't think you'll have a problem with the refreeze. I wouldn't worry too much about the wrapping, just a zip sandwich bag (or whatever) will do.

I don't think I can recommend heating your knife, I would probably do it, but I can't recommend it...
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
dragnlaw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2022, 06:48 PM   #4
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 49,234
I agree with the above.

Another option would be to make both dishes now and freeze one for next week.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2022, 12:47 PM   #5
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: NYC
Posts: 231
Agreed.
HeyItsSara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2022, 11:17 PM   #6
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 6
Ground beef that has been defrosted in the fridge is safe to refreeze as is. The crude meat ought to be refrozen in no less than two days of it being defrosted. To freeze ground beef, wrap the bundle in plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or cooler paper, or spot it in a cooler safe pack, prior to freezing to limit the risk of cooler consumption.
John Mullins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
beef, free, ground beef

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.