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Keep it Safe! - Ground Beef

ground beef basics
Mar 24
  By Savannah

❁ Cook, refrigerate or freeze ground beef soon after buying.

❁ Thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator. Allow 12 hours for 1 pound and use a container to catch liquids. Cook or re-freeze within 1 or 2 days.

❁ For faster thawing (1 pound in 1 hour), cover leakproof package with cold water; weigh it down to keep under water. Add new cold water every 30 minutes. Cook right away.

❁ Microwave thawing is safe if the meat is cooked right away.

❁ Keep raw meat away from fruits and vegetables.

❁ Wash hands with soap and water before and after touching raw meat.

❁ Use hot soapy water to wash all surfaces and utensils that touch raw meat.

❁ Meatloaf, meatballs and hamburgers are safely cooked when the inside temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Check the middle with a food thermometer.