Questions about the flesh of an animal (especially mammal) used as food.

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Refreeze ground hamburger as hamburgers after thawing?

Can I thaw ground hamburger, make hamburger patties, and then refreeze them? I am thawing then on the counter in their original packaging. It is from a half cow that I bought.
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Do grocery stores have to tell you if meat has been previously frozen [on hold]

How dangerous is it when stores sell meat that has been frozen and without any warning you take it home and freeze it? Isn't there a law that meat should be marked previously frozen ?
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How should I prepare meat to be ground?

I am having trouble at the moment with my new mincer because bits of connective tissue keep getting caught in the works and clogging it up, stopping the mince coming out. However I'm not quite sure ...
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Why my meatballs sweated all of their fat?

I have made simple meatballs with red onions, some eggs, drizzle of olive oil and chopped scallions. Put them into the oven at 220c (440f) and this is what came out: They sweated all of their fat ...
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How does pineapple tenderize meat?

It seems to be common knowledge that pineapple tenderizes meat. Most sources say that it does so due to proteases (specifically bromelain). However, I've also seen suggestions that acid is an ...
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Does honey actually tenderize meat?

I was recently reading a cooking manga named Shokugeki no Soma, in which the protagonist uses unconventional methods to cook specific dishes. In one chapter, he uses honey specifically to tenderize ...
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Why do you need to wrap containers of brined meat?

Everyone says you should seal whatever container you brine your meat with using tinfoil or airtight nylon. What are the reasons for this?
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What are the marinating times for different cuts of chicken?

From whole bird to breasts to thighs, wings and drumsticks. What is the advised marinating time for different cuts of chicken? Is having skin on or off affects the time or the ingredients that go into ...
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Boiling Beef Chorizo as part of a soup base?

I'm wondering about the results if I were to try boiling beef chorizo instead of frying it for use as part of a soup. (My girlfriend insists this is a recipe for disaster, so I'm asking for more ...
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What is it in frozen food that makes chefs so mad?

Gordon Ramsay's number two complaint (we know the first...) is that the food was frozen. But I am confused about the specifics. Does he mean the meat was not thawed before cooking? Does he mean that ...
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How long can microwavable dinners containing meat and cheese be left out of the freezer for? [duplicate]

I purchased some microwavable Stouffers with Salisbury steak and macaroni and cheese. Unfortunately I left them on my kitchen counter over night without remembering to place them in the freezer. They ...
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What exactly does cooking meat do as far as sanitation goes?

I know there are government recommendations for foods to reach certain internal temperatures so that they are "safe to eat". But if the meat has spoiled already, or has been dropped on the floor or ...
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How do I trim fat down to an even layer?

Say I have something like a pork shoulder that I want to serve whole, with the layer of fat nicely browned under the broiler, but the fat is much thicker than I'd actually like to serve. How can I ...
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Reaheating 2 Spiral hams at same time

I'm reheating 2 9.8# spiral hams in 1 oven. Do I need to change the cooking times and if I do how much time do I add?
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What cooking techniques can be used on a barbecue?

I was a vegetarian for several years and still live in a vegetarian household, thus all of my cooking experience is with vegetarian food. My partner and I have made an arrangement that I can cook meat ...
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What to do when I accidentally put too much salt on the meat?

I'm still learning to cook, and yesterday I put too much salt on the meat when I was cooking it. What I can I do to not waste the meat? I still have some raw meat but I'm afraid to make it too salty ...
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I have a frozen brown bear (roast?) from somewhere in Alaska

I have a small 1.3-pound brown bear roast and don't know what to do with it. It looks pretty lean thru the plastic wrapper. I am certain it was handled and prepared well, though have no more info. I ...
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Smoked meats how to cool [duplicate]

I smoked alot of meat for a Christmas party.I put the meat in aluminum pans.The meat is still very warm.Should I put it in the refrigerator or can I leave it in a cooler for the night?
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Is using vinegar a viable way to reduce burning? How would it affect taste?

In House, MD, in season six episode three the main character tags along to a cooking class with his best friend, Wilson. During the subsequent scene, they engage in a conversation which ends up ...
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Add spice then oil, or oil then spice?

When I'm cooking chicken, steak or fish, I normally sprinkle on the spices first and then add the oil. Is this the right order, or would it be better to add the oil and then the spices? Also, does it ...
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Slow cooker unplugged and meat sat at room temperature all night [duplicate]

I put some stew in my slow cooker around 7pm last night and planned to let it sit over night. Unfortunately, someone unplugged it by mistake around 9pm, unbeknownst to me. I then plugged it in at 7am ...
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How to know the doneness for a tough cut of meat

You're always hearing that a tougher cut of meat like a brisket or a shoulder be cooked low and slow to break down the tissue and be tender. I have also heard (by the experts) that a tough cut of ...
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What biological factors affect a meat's taste?

What biological factors affect a meat's taste? Does the relatedness of species affect their meat's taste? For example would the meat from two different placental mammals taste more similar to each ...
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can I eat a cryovaced cured ham left in car for 24 hours? [duplicate]

can I eat a cryovaced cured ham left in car for 24 hours? put in car at midnight and taken out the following midnight - mid day temps around 80
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How do I properly breadcrumb meat?

I have always breadcrumbed meat in a certain way (cordon bleus, schnitzels). But the crumbs on the food are nowhere near a standard that I would make this for guests. The crumbs always come off, ...
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How to use meat thermometers with big needles for thinner meat pieces?

Naturally steaks will be thinner than 4 inches like thermometer needle, at least the one I have. So it will absorb less heat in total, and maybe show lesser values than what is actually inside the ...
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Why does the beef I cook never come out tender? [duplicate]

I have tried cooking beef (mostly London broil type) so many times... And it never comes out tender! I've tried different methods... Temperatures... Everything! It always comes out tough and chewy. I ...
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How many meats can make a meatball?

So I want make a Swedish meatball style meatloaf. When I make Swedish meatballs I usually use veal and ground pork, but I've always wanted to throw in some ground lamb and buffalo. So the specific ...
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Why should I roll the meat in flour for a ragout

Most recipes for ragout call for rolling the meat in flour before adding, including one recipe whre you don't sear the meat but add it with the vegetables and everything else once the onions are done. ...
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How do restaurants store meat/steaks?

I am opening a restaurant in a third world country. Do any of you have any advice on commercial storage units (freezers,drawers) concerning meat/steaks? Should they be cut into pieces or left as a ...
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Butchery and guts, could it be dangerous?

I've been living in uk for one year now, i'm italian and i miss some of the street food of my homeland. I would like to prepare the stuff showed in this picture, however i've been discouraged to do ...
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How to bake ground beef

I have 3.5 pounds of 93% lean ground beef. I want to easily cook it like this: Put tinfoil on a pan. Put all of the ground beef on it. Put it in the oven preheated to 450F for 30 minutes. Is this ...
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Does meat marinate while it is in the freezer?

Put a skirt steak in a plastic bag with a marinade and then promptly put it in the freezer. It has been in the freezer for a couple of days now. I want to thaw it out for dinner tonight, but I'm ...
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Why cook stewing meat low and slow?

I know that you're supposed to cook cuts like beef chuck at a low temperature until they reach a high enough internal temp for the collagen to melt, which is why the same method wouldn't work for ...
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Can I cook ribs by starting them one day and finishing the next?

I am serving ribs at a party, but I can't be at home that afternoon. If I cook them the day before and then finish them off right before party, will them still be tender?
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Meat alternative for tempura?

I am having friends over and plan to make tempuras. Two of them don't like seafood in general so my choice of shrimps and squid might not please them so I was looking for a meat alternative for them ...
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How to bake salmon

What temperature should the inside of the salmon reach? And for how long? Is 450F an acceptable preheated oven temperature? How long per pound should salmon be cooked at 450F?
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Is “sealing in the flavor” an actual thing?

Someone mentioned searing food to "seal in the flavor". My response was that searing was a way to add a delicious crust, and nothing more or less. However, I recently noticed a frozen food mentioning ...
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Color changes in ground beef?

So this sounds lame, but I have never cooked burgers before. Well my dad came over and since it's my first house I purchased we did the traditional grill out. I bought a charcoal grill and he showed ...
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Can you eat alligator?

I have heard of people eating alligator. But only southern people. I am from Ohio and don't know any place in Ohio that has alligator meat. Another thing I am concerned about is that alligators have ...
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In a restaurants' kitchen in SC, is it DHEC approved to store raw meat next to ready to eat food?

In a cold table, is it dhec approved to hold raw meat up top next to ready to eat food, provided they have lids. There is a 3-4 inch steel spacer in between each top holding area. It would not be ...
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I left unopened pack of lamb burgers to thaw on the counter for 2-3 hours [duplicate]

I left unopened pack of lamb burgers to thaw on the counter for 2-3 hours, if I cook them thoroughly should they still be safe to eat? Please advise, haste is appreciated.
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How to reproduce charcoal flavor in steaks and burgers from restaurants

Recently I went to a couple of restaurants. I had a burger at one and a steak at the other, both had a distinct taste that I can't describe. Kind of a charcoal taste but I know they were cooked over ...
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Meat juices can they be saved for recooking meat?

Can I keep the dripping and meat juices to cook with at a later date?
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Difference between Fleischkäse, Mortadella, and Parizer

I am a great fan of some cold meats typical to Germany, Italy, and Romania. Surprisingly, I was unable to find a definition of how they are made which is sufficiently accurate to determine any ...
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Should beef be cooked before adding to the pot for Stroganoff?

I'm following a recipe for Beef Stroganoff in a slow cooker. The recipe does not say whether I should cook the stewing beef at all before adding it to the slow cooker. I tend to thoroughly brown ...
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What is the history of souvlaki and is there any benefit in cooking meat on a skewer?

I'm wondering about the origin of souvlaki. Was it only something of a convenience (easy to cook lots of pieces together)? Or does this way of grilling lead to better results, as opposed to just ...
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Using frozen mince beef [duplicate]

I forgot to get my mince beef out of the freezer to cook tonight, so it's still frozen...Can I cook it straight from frozen or does it need to fully defrost?
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Pork Belly - served with soft fat

I have been to two restaurant now and been really disappointed with their pork belly as I was expecting the fat would come crispy and when it didn't the waitress said Chef said its slow cooked so ...
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My dishes seem the same [closed]

I have been learning to cook for a little while now, and can make 10+ good looking and tasting meals but I have a problem I am encountering that I notice more and more as I learn new meals. It seems ...