Re-freeze steak?

once defrosted, are you able to re-freeze? Thanks

Chef_chrisandray, Jun 24, 9:53 pm

If you cook it first then you can re-freeze it.

Chef_kiwitrish, Jun 24, 11:52 pm

You could. but I reckon the flavour would start to diminish.

Fresh is best.

Chef_fruitbat, Jun 24, 11:53 pm

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.

Chef_lythande1, Jun 25, 12:27 am

definitely not

Chef_joybells2, Jun 25, 3:10 am

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

Chef_muzza3, Jun 25, 3:12 am

As long as it doesn't go over about 2 or 4 degrees, safe to refreeze.

Chef_smallwoods, Jun 25, 8:09 am

red meat yes for food safety but not the best for food quality.

Chef_beaker59, Jun 25, 10:25 am

If you cook it first, yes.

Chef_holly-rocks, Jun 25, 10:04 pm

If you don't cook it as well :)

Chef_beaker59, Aug 17, 12:52 am