Anabolics
Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    usualsuspect's Avatar
    usualsuspect is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    2,936

    Cooking Thawed Meat

    I left meat out at room temperature for a few hrs with intentions of cooking it but never got around to it. Put it in the frig for a day and now its brown looking. Do you think its still good? It would be a tradegy for me to throw away all that protein

  2. #2
    OSTIE's Avatar
    OSTIE is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Mil-town
    Posts
    1,189
    What kind of meat? Was it completely frozen when you first took it out to thaw?

    Ive done it a couple times with ground venison or ground sirloin, no biggie.
    Dont think id ever do that with chicken though.

  3. #3
    usualsuspect's Avatar
    usualsuspect is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    2,936
    It was lean round top steak meat. I bought them at Costco defrosted.

  4. #4
    OSTIE's Avatar
    OSTIE is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Mil-town
    Posts
    1,189
    Quote Originally Posted by usualsuspect
    It was lean round top steak meat. I bought them at Costco defrosted.

    Hmmm, well I think that there really is no scientific answer here. For me, I guess it would be what kind of mood I was in and how hungry I was. Costco is like a Samz club here. Ive seen there meat. I dont think that there is anything wrong with it necessarily, but Im just used to processing my own meat, and im very picky, that if I were in your exact situation, id probably give it a toss on the trash.

  5. #5
    usualsuspect's Avatar
    usualsuspect is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    2,936
    Yeah that probably makes the most sense. Thanks for the advice.

  6. #6
    longhornDr's Avatar
    longhornDr is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Galveston Texas
    Posts
    528
    The brown discoloration is just a change in the hemoglobin induced by being exposed to air when you left it sitting out.

    If it was me and would cook it up and not worry about it. If you are anal about that kind of thing just cook it a little longer than you usually do.

  7. #7
    usualsuspect's Avatar
    usualsuspect is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    2,936
    I'm going to at least cook it up and taste it first before I toss it. Thanks both for the help.

  8. #8
    SwoleCat is offline AR Hall of Fame
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    25,778
    I would toss it if I were you. After going from frozen to room temp, you should cook it once it's defrosted or defrost IN the fridge. Putting it then BACK in the fridge after it's warmed to room temp, is not something I'd eat.

    ~SC~

  9. #9
    slizzut's Avatar
    slizzut is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,881
    I'm with SC on this one.. I would toss it bro.. better safe then sorry!

  10. #10
    MMC78's Avatar
    MMC78 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,310
    Quote Originally Posted by usualsuspect
    I left meat out at room temperature for a few hrs with intentions of cooking it but never got around to it. Put it in the frig for a day and now its brown looking. Do you think its still good? It would be a tradegy for me to throw away all that protein
    If it was beef and for just a couple of hours, it's completely fine. You have to realise that that nice "red" color you see in comercial meats is actually dye. When that dye oxidizes it turns brown.

    Any sign of green is not ok. You can cook it thoroughly or re-freeze it to kill any pathogens.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •