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thillin 12-29-2006 06:28 PM

Frozen food find question
 
When moving, I found 2 pounds ground venison. It's not vacu-sealed. It's in a wild game package. It's about 2 years old. Is it usable? Was planning on some chili. Or should I just throw it?

Ty

qman 12-29-2006 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by thillin
When moving, I found 2 pounds ground venison. It's not vacu-sealed. It's in a wild game package. It's about 2 years old. Is it usable? Was planning on some chili. Or should I just throw it?

Ty

Ty-it depends. I would open it and see if it has a lot of freezer burn. Has it been in a deep-freeze? If so, and it is not too freezer burned, it should work fine in chili. Time in deep freeze usually only affects quality of meat, not safty. Cooked thoroughly in chile, it will be safe. Question is flavor. If it is severly freezer burned, I would throw it away. The drying process of freezer burn does affect flavor.

jpw23 12-29-2006 06:38 PM

Is it in a plastic bag? If so and has been in the deep freeze, you're probably ok!

thillin 12-29-2006 07:10 PM

It's been in the back of the side by side freezer. I'll open later to check for freezer burn.

thillin 12-29-2006 08:49 PM

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Here it is unwrapped. It frosted up by time I got the camera out. Doesn't really seam freezer burnt. It has darkened. I'll se what it's like in the morning.

qman 12-29-2006 09:11 PM

Looks good to me. Give it the old whiff test when it thaws, maybe pinch of a small piece and fry it in a small pan and taste it. It should be safe, just a question of whether it tastes good enough to contribute to your chili.

tumpedover 12-29-2006 11:34 PM

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Looks good to me. Give it the old whiff test when it thaws, maybe pinch of a small piece and fry it in a small pan and taste it. It should be safe, just a question of whether it tastes good enough to contribute to your chili.

I found this in the back of my freezer and gave it the old whiff test and I think it's bad what do y'all think:eek:

I think I'm up way too late!!!!

Plowboy 12-29-2006 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by thillin
Here it is unwrapped. It frosted up by time I got the camera out. Doesn't really seam freezer burnt. It has darkened. I'll se what it's like in the morning.

That doesn't look bad to me. I figured it was going to look worse.

CTSmokehouse 12-30-2006 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by thillin
Here it is unwrapped. It frosted up by time I got the camera out. Doesn't really seam freezer burnt. It has darkened. I'll se what it's like in the morning.

Six months is a good deteriminator. Cryovac lasts longer. Seems iffy to me... as in if in doubt throw it it out! Just my opinion. Lots of deer here. want some?

Yours in BBQ,

Clifff

FatDad 12-30-2006 02:03 AM

Ty,
COOK IT ....

That package looks real good to me.
You should brown the meat anyway before mixing the chili
stuff with it and if it smells like the inside of a freezer... CHIT..
then you can dump it.
My guess is that it is fine.

Mark

tjus77 12-30-2006 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by tumpedover
I found this in the back of my freezer and gave it the old whiff test and I think it's bad what do y'all think:eek:

I think I'm up way too late!!!!

I told you to cook that before you left Beaumont and if you didn't you would forget about him.... but nooooooo, you wanted to haul him ALL the way to Ga....... lol

qman 12-30-2006 08:53 AM

Hey, tumped, I think your find not only failed the whiff test but probably fails the visual presentation test as well. Maybe some romaine leaves or parsley?:twisted:

thillin 12-30-2006 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by qman
Hey, tumped, I think your find not only failed the whiff test but probably fails the visual presentation test as well. Maybe some romaine leaves or parsley?:twisted:

And sauce it!

tony76248 12-30-2006 10:45 AM

I would use it. I have had things in my freezer for that long myself. I don't think it could kill ya, just taste bad possibly. But using it for chili, perhaps it will lend to your secret recipe.

midnight 12-30-2006 01:40 PM

It will be safe to eat but it most likely will taste bad. I would trow it out or make it in to jerky sticks.


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