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Ground Beef

Store Well, Waste Less

Ground Beef

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Refrigerate raw ground beef and use within a few days after the ‘sell by’ date for best quality.

Refrigerate cooked meat for up to a week. Freeze for longer storage; use within 2 to 3 months in any recipe using cooked ground beef.

Freeze raw ground beef to store longer.

  • Divide into amounts that would be used at one time.
  • Flattened squares or circles about 1-inch thick thaw more quickly than a ball or tube shape.
  • Package in freezer-quality wrap. Exclude as much air as possible; label and date. For best quality use within 4 months.
Last updated: 08/04/17

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