Questions tagged [meat]

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

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Drying beef to preserve it without any equipment

I have high quality beef muscle meat, beef liver and beef heart. All completely grass fed from healthy animals with clean practices thus I am not that worried about botulism ("Botulism outbreaks occur ...
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What are those little holes in some meat?

For example this ham: I see them in ham, sometimes chicken, salami, and similar. They seem to be small sphere shaped half to one millimeter in size.
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Can I laminate pasta dough with meat?

I've seen a number of sites talk about laminating pasta dough with herbs and it looks lovely. But I haven't seen anything about doing this with meat. I assume you wouldn't want to do it with uncooked ...
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What is this yellow “fat” thing on my bacon

Searching in google for yellow bacon fat returns nothing I'm assuming it's fat, but have never seen a large yellow lump of it on any bacon I have had in the past. Would this still be good to eat? (...
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Testing for beef

I'm allergic to beef in the same way that lactose intolerant people are allergic to milk. There are times at home when I cook ground turkey and I react the same way as when I eat beef, so I'm ...
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i had hamburger meat frozen 1.5 years. i thawed it in the refridgerater for 3 days is it safe to eat? It is nice and pink, smells fine [duplicate]

I had my hamburger meat frozen for 1.5 years, then I took it out and thawed it in the refridgerator 3 days. Still nice and pink. Is it safe to eat?
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How to finish sous vide carnitas without drying them out

I've followed this recipe from Serious Eats to make sous vide carnitas. The sous vide step is easy - just leave it in the bag for 12-24 hours. The last step of the recipe is to break up the meat with ...
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Is it possible, and if so, how can I preserve lean meat using only salt at home?

I have lean meat (4-5mm slices) which I would like to preserve using only salt. Is this possible to do at home? Do I need any kind of special curing salt or is regular fine? I really don't care ...
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How important are olives in Ropa Vieja? Can I substitute/omit them?

I'm looking to make some Ropa Vieja in my crock pot but I've got a picky eater who refuses to touch anything with olives or capers in it. My concern is that something about the briney/acidic nature of ...
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Why does meat (beef and pork) stay pink inside even when braised or stewed for hours?

Question is basically as is in the title. After simmering for hours, I would expect beef or pork to look fully cooked and grey in the centre, but it'll come out with some pink in the middle. Since its ...
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Extremely hard layer after cooking the burger on the grill

It was the first time I tried making burgers at home. I did some research on the subject. I just put salt and pepper into the ground beef. Then I heated the iron grill well and applied a small amount ...
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Is sous vide better for lean meat or fatty meat?

(Apologies if this is already asked, I tried searching and, surprisingly, nothing came up). I’m unclear as to whether the benefit of sous vide (over conventional methods) is greater for lean meat or ...
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How much should I season meat before sous vide cooking?

I’m referring mainly to salt. I’m starting to Sous vide steaks and chops etc. I do a fast hard sear after the sous vide is finished. When the steak comes out of the bag I pat dry very thoroughly ...
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Can dry aging beef and curing/fermenting/drying meat be done in same environment?

Can dry aging beef and curing/fermenting/drying meat be done in same environment ? By environment I’m referring to using the same fridge or room for example. Do these processes require similar ...
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Keeping cooked pasta, chicken, beef, shrimp, and rice edible for at least 5 days [duplicate]

I am trying to meal prep for the work week. I have come up with recipes that meet my calorie goals, and I am trying to make them in advance. I have tried this in the past, but what I noticed is that I ...
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Blood essential to making delicious Bison Meatballs? [closed]

We got a few more bricks of bison than usual due to the Whole Foods sale - they seem to get more bloody the longer they sit in the fridge (1/14 date). Tried making meatballs for the very first time. ...
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Not a tender steak

I have just grilled a AA boneless strip loin on the B.B.Q. I thawed it out in the fridge overnight. It was about 1" thick. I removed the outside moisture with paper towels and seasoned with salt and ...
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Slow cooker on warm for 2 hr with pot roast [duplicate]

I made a mistake and put a pot roast on warm setting in a crockpot and then I finish cooking it on high Is It save to eat
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What would happen if I dehydrated fresh sausages for a couple hours?

I want to make sausages, likely following a fresh sausage chorizo recipe. I can't dry and cure them in the traditional way since I lack the equipment, so my plan is to make regular fresh sausages ...
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Prime Rib w/ bacon wrap

My butcher prepared our Christmas prime rib with a bacon wrap. He suggested 325° roast until internal temperature, but I’m skeptical of that method. I was going to do this 200° slow roast with a quick ...
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Food safety of low temperatures like sous vide and slow cooking [duplicate]

While I really like low temperature cooked dishes, I ask myself whether all microorganisms are killed with these methods. I'm worried that not all parasites and bacteria are killed at 60-70°C. Is ...
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Finishing pre-cooked prime rib, day-of?

I’m ordering a 6lb. bone-out prime rib roast from a local butcher. I want to have them season and (mostly) cook it for me in their rotisserie on Christmas Eve (pickup at 4pm) so I can just finish it ...
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What are some cheap types of meat that are suitable for a stir fry? [closed]

I'd like to start purchasing more meat from organic farming for my stir-frys, but the price level for high-tier cuts like chicken breast is almost unpayable, so I'd like to look into alternatives. I ...
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How to tell pre-sliced, raw mutton from beef?

Given two plates of raw, thinly sliced meat (e.g. hot pot or Korean BBQ), how can one reliably disambiguate beef from mutton? Both appear as thin slices of red meat, with similar texture and marbling....
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how to take away the dead animal taste/smell from meat?

I went vegetarian for a while and now back on meat. but there is a lot of time the smell is repulsive like rotting flesh and death. My family member say its all in my head, but i am sure a real chef ...
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What is this discoloured patch in my smoked prosciutto?

I bought an Italian selection of cooked meats from a well-known British supermarket chain, which begins with T and rhymes with Fresco. Within this selection is smoked prosciutto. However, it appears ...
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Is there any use for the bark trimmings of dry aged beef?

I have dry aged my own beef, and now Im wondering if there are any applications for the bark trimmings aside from binning them. Also wondering whether it is safe to be consumed. I aged my beef in an ...
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What cut of beef is “plat nerveux”?

The cut is 'plat nerveux' and was purchased at a Parisian (French) market. It is beef, long-ish, round (like a sausage), and boneless. The meat is deeper red than most beef cuts I am used to. Deep red,...
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Pressure Cooker - Same Settings, but much tougher meat

I often cook chicken thighs in my InstantPot pressure cooker, 12 minutes on high with a marinade and it turns out tender and perfect each time. This time, however, the thighs were still a little ...
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Why is the meat closer to the bones tastes better?

I like to bake (roast?) whole chicken and whole ducks. I noticed that the best meat is always the meat the is closest to the bone (whether or not this meat is close or far away from the skin). The ...
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Is horse meat supposed to be chewy?

I just had horse meat for the first time and found it rather chewy. When asked what I thought of it, I said I found it a bit chewy. I then got a new portion, which was just as chewy. Is this simply ...
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What types of cured meat are ethically sourced? [closed]

I am looking for cured meat, especially ham, which I can buy in Germany and eat with a good conscience. There are two aspects that I am concerned about: Animal maltreatment: I particularly wish to ...
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Tips on cooking fish/meat when not even thickness

Sometimes, I have cuts of meat/fish (mostly fish) that have dramatically uneven thickness. I like to pan sear, so how would I cook it so the thinner ends are still tender, but the thicker ends are not ...
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Best time to cook chicken, to keep it from going off

Assuming no use of freezer, or desire to salt-cure/pickle/etc. From how I was brought up, if I notice a piece of meat in my fridge is going to go off in the next ~24 hours; I'll always try to cook it ...
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Uncooked Pork roast left in cool car 2 hours. Still safe? [duplicate]

Likely already answered somewhere, but messages are different and confusing. I bought two pork loins, prepacked and left the grocery store. On the way home, stopped to talk to neighbor, and totally ...
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Should I trust my Instant Pot or my ThermPro digital thermometer for temperature?

I cook sous vide in my Instant Pot Ultra (which lets you set a precise temperature), but when I check the water temperature with my digital thermometer, it is a few degrees off (I believe the ...
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What is the difference between connective tissue and suet/fat deposits?

A google image on the term 'meat connective tissue' seems to show what I believe to be fat deposits/suet in the case of meat pictures. So what then is the difference between fat deposits and ...
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New York strip roast came out like beef jerky

OMGosh. Please help! Was I supposed to cover the New York strip roast with liquid? I RUINED dinner because there are no IP instructions so I used the instructions for “beef roast” and “steak”. I’m so ...
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What stage of cooking chicken to use milk cream?

I originally purchased packaged fresh cream to make butter chicken, but then cooked a normal chicken curry in a pressure cooker and after it cooled, added around 200ml of the cream to it. But after ...
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Is There A Better Way Than Straining To Clarify Lard and Tallow?

The usual method to clarify lard or tallow is to strain out the larger particles and then boil in water. The fat rises to the top and when cold can be removed and is fairly pure. But sometimes the ...
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Storing cooked food in ziploc [duplicate]

I am planning to go on an outdoors day trip with no way to heat up food. Is it safe to heat up a packaged, fully cooked sausage in the early morning (4:00 AM) and wrap it with bread and store it in a ...
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Can a blender be used to make emulsified sausage?

I'm interested in making emulsified sausages like hot dogs. Most guides suggest using a food processor, which I don't have. I do however have a high-powered blender. Can a blender be used to make ...
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Georgian dumplings (khinkali) sticking to the bottom of the pot

Khinkali are boiled meat dumplings from the Georgian cuisine. They're formed putting about a spoonful of ground pork+beef meat with water and spices in the center of a few millimeters thick dough disk ...
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Meat Substitutes [closed]

Allow me to set the stage! My wife has decided it is time to be healthier, and while I begrudge the fact that she is right, I agree. In doing so, we want to reduce the amount of meat (of all types) we ...
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Tips for making lean ground beef patties tender?

I have to eat 93% lean beef as part of my diet. I am trying to find creative ways of cooking it because throwing it in the instapot with some tomato sauce is getting bland. I'd like to try making it ...
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What is good water-pan placement for offset smoker

I want to smoke a pork shoulder low and slow: 240 degrees at around 15-20 hours. I'm using an offset smoker, Oklahoma Joe Highland. What is a good placement of water pan(s) and why?
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Why are chicken thighs sold as bone-in skin-on or boneless skinless but never boneless skin-on?

Chicken thighs are fantastic pan fried skin down for that crispy texture. The bones tend to get in the way of eating them however, and they are a hassle to remove (though quick with good knife/shear ...
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What cuts of meat are preferable when you want to avoid drying out?

I want to cook meat that is well done in an oven, doesn't have crust on the outside and doesn't dry out. In this question What am I doing wrong when cooking meat? it seems people were saying its the ...
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Canning for couple of days to one week of low acidic cooked food without pressure canning?

I would like can low acidic cooked food like vegetables or meat (chicken) to use with in couple of days to one week during summer vacations. I dont have pressure canner so, can I do it using Hot ...
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Why is my boneless beef tough and unedible?

I've been baking some meat (either lamb chops or boneless beef - not sure of cut). I coat it in oil, rub some salt on it and them immediately put it in the oven for 30 minutes at about 150f. ...

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