Re-freeze steak?

chrisandray, Jun 24, 9:53pm
once defrosted, are you able to re-freeze? Thanks

kiwitrish, Jun 24, 11:52pm
If you cook it first then you can re-freeze it.

fruitbat, Jun 24, 11:53pm
You could. but I reckon the flavour would start to diminish.

Fresh is best.

lythande1, Jun 25, 12:27am
Of course you can. The fuss is usually if you let it sit on bench for a day or something, bacteria multiplying. If it thawed in fridge, you can. A t worst you might get a bit of freezer burn. I'v done that sort of thing all my life.

joybells2, Jun 25, 3:10am
definitely not

muzza3, Jun 25, 3:12am
Absolutely yes , if defrosted in fridge its fine
"The U. S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) advises: Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing. After cooking raw foods which were previously frozen"
From a quick Google

smallwoods, Jun 25, 8:09am
As long as it doesn't go over about 2 or 4 degrees, safe to refreeze.

beaker59, Jun 25, 10:25am
red meat yes for food safety but not the best for food quality.

holly-rocks, Jun 25, 10:04pm
If you cook it first, yes.

beaker59, Aug 17, 12:52am
If you don't cook it as well :)

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