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Freezing cooked steak?

smalljawssmalljaws Posts: 58
edited 5:18AM in EggHead Forum
I was planning to cook two London Broils this evening, but it looks like I will only need one. They have been marinating since last night. Should I cook them both and freeze one or freeze one raw even though it will have been in the marinade for roughly 18 hours. I have never frozen cooked red meat before and was not sure how it would hold up.

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Smalljaws,
    freeze it in the marinade....raw

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Smalljaws,
    I have never frozen beef, but have done a lot with pork and it worked great. Personally I would cook it and pull it at a lower temp, so I could thaw and heat it again without getting too well done. [p]I have had great look freezing in my food saver, vacuum system and highly recommend it.[p]Freezing and thawing meat, multiple times, tends to dry it out, because you rupture cell walls from the ice. This is worse with the slow freeze in a home freezer versus flash freezers in commercial units. This might be worse, if the meat is basically full of the marinade material.[p]

  • Smalljaws, Ihave often frozen beef with no problems
    since the meat is already seasoned with marinate you will have to cook that meat sooner than a piece of beef without any seasoning also the meat will be much more potent as far
    as pepper and spices that were in the marinade
    good luck

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