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Old 09-12-2018, 08:27 PM
 
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I just took a ribeye steak out of the freezer. It's vacuum sealed and it's been in the freezer for probably almost 2 months. On one edge the fat looks green. Not the meat, just the fat and only one small area.

I've googled and I've seen people mention stay away from green meat, but I didn't see anything about the fat.

Is this safe or no? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:22 PM
 
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Ok, it's completely thawed now (cold water sink method). I don't know what that was all about, but there's no green now. Everything looks normal.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I had that happen once many moons ago. I just cut out the bad part of the fat and cooked the steak. I'm still alive!
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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when you vac seal steak....it reverts back to its original color because theres no oxygen to "bloom" the outside cherry red color...… (pork and chicken retains its color) and when you freeze steaks......you can easily see a brackish hue..


nothing wrong with it all - enjoy !!
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I’ve notice a lot of the edge fat on the steaks at BiLo is greenish. It is very unappetizing, so I don’t buy meat there. I’m sure it must be fine, though, or they wouldn’t put it out.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If it ever happens again, simply cut off the offending stuff! Beef, as long as it's been refrigerated or "aged" properly, is good for quite a while!
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:03 AM
 
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Why vacuum-seal meat? Just wrap meats tightly in butcher paper and freeze.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Throw it into a hot cast iron skillet with some garlic and a little bit of butter. Enjoy.
Note- I wouldn't thaw it out first though. Grill it frozen.
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