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marinading beef and chicken together - OOPS!!

LFGEnergyLFGEnergy Posts: 618
edited 6:10AM in EggHead Forum
Wife put a flank steak and chicken breasts in same bag to marinade for tonights fajitas. My concern is that the flank steak now needs to be cooked longer than I would normally to achieve some internal heating of meat after having been exposed to the chicken.

Any thoughts from food safety expert types would be greatly appreciated?


  • I think you're fine....if you're like me, the Flank Steak will go HIGH heat. Some of the safety nazi's may disagree...
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    To much hype going around on the chicken bacteria issue, risk = very limited. My two cents. If you google it, you'll be cooking you flank steak to 140 minimum...I say don't change your cook, disclaimer...I do not hold a degree in food science.
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  • Not enough hype here. Wife and daughter got REAL sick when doing chicken breasts in the oven. Now NOTHING EVER goes unwashed and unsterilized that has touched raw chicken.

    Once sick never forgotten.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Dave, You should look at this.

    The exterior of that steak should hit 165 for 15 seconds.
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  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    before i knew not to, i did it all the time. didn't even know to do differently. i also used to cook my food to mid well back then as well, so i probably killed whatever would have been there.

    i'm not a doctor, nor do i play one on television.
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    When in doubt, don't.
  • Last nights cook worked out fine. I did decide to go hot and quick rather than smoking, but tasted great, and no gastro issues with folks today. Dont think I will make this mistake again though....

    Thanks to all that responded.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    bacteria is on the outside...
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