thread: What's the deal with re-freezing?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2010
    Melbourne
    2,737

    What's the deal with re-freezing?

    I buy bulk meat and freeze it, then thaw it out and cook it for dinner. We always have heaps left over so I sometimes freeze the dish I have made. Is this ok? I've been doing it for years


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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2010
    Land of Dreams
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    Re: What's the deal with re-freezing?

    I freeze too, just use it again within 2/3 weeks though as I find it goes a bit funny otherwise

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    Registered User

    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise
    15,272

    Re: What's the deal with re-freezing?

    yup - we do this all the time - as long as it's been cooked properly between defrosting and re-freezing it's fine.

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    Registered User

    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise
    15,272

    Re: What's the deal with re-freezing?

    I freeze too, just use it again within 2/3 weeks though as I find it goes a bit funny otherwise
    Interesting - i've never had a problem with anything - although it may be the kinds of meals being cooked - ours are always done in sauce or gravy, not JUST meat. spag sauce, shepherds pie type things... we shave down left over roast and freeze them in left over gravy as well...

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    Registered User

    Aug 2006
    On the other side of this screen!!!
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    Re: What's the deal with re-freezing?

    Yeah, you can re freeze once it's cooked, because cooking it kills any pathogens that might have grown while it was warming up from frozen. You can't re freeze it safely if it's still raw.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2010
    Melbourne
    2,737

    Re: What's the deal with re-freezing?

    Excellent, Thanks ladies!