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Unread 12-29-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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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?

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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?

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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.
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Is it in a plastic bag? If so and has been in the deep freeze, you're probably ok!
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It's been in the back of the side by side freezer. I'll open later to check for freezer burn.
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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.
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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.
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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

I think I'm up way too late!!!!
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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.
That doesn't look bad to me. I figured it was going to look worse.
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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.
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?

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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.

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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

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
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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?
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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?
And sauce it!
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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.
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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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