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-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.