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April 26, 2018
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Cooking Tip of the Month: Freezing beef

Here are some guidelines for how long you can safely store beef products, but always remember - WHEN IN DOUBT - THROW IT OUT!
 
Uncooked hamburger and stew meat can be frozen for 3-4 months. Uncooked, fresh steaks and roasts for 6-12 months.
 
Unopened lunch meats can be frozen and stored for 1-2 months (when stored in freezer wrap).
 
If you have leftover dishes with cooked beef in them, you can freeze them for about 2-3 months.
 
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