I have a 10 pound log of ground beef - I want to thaw it and make meat-loafs, meatballs, and hamburger patties - once made refreeze for future use - is this appropriate?

  • It's not a duplicate. He's asking about rules for freezing cooked beef, not refreezing raw beef.
    – Pdxd
    Mar 31, 2014 at 20:55
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    @Pdxd Duplicate means that the question is answered in the other question, not that they are phrased in identical manners. This question is completely answered, and by marking at as a duplicate, we have one place to provide all of the answers on the topic, while providing a link to the OP and anyone who finds this question to where those answers are found.
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Mar 31, 2014 at 21:35
  • I would think for searching purposes that one might like a more granular question, even if it's answered elsewhere. That's just me, though. Mar 31, 2014 at 21:49
  • @Pdxd I wouldn't be so sure - I suspect the OP may in fact intend to refreeze raw. You'll certainly get better quality by freezing raw hamburger patties and cooking them later. In any case, SAJ14SAJ is right - duplicates aren't completely strict.
    – Cascabel
    Mar 31, 2014 at 22:17
  • @MrBoJangles As SAJ14SAJ said, duplicates do leave behind a link, so they help with searching without needing to have the same answers repeated in multiple places.
    – Cascabel
    Mar 31, 2014 at 22:18


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