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Ribeye shelf life?

edited 5:14PM in EggHead Forum
Doning a mess of St. Lou ribs and stuffed Pablano's tomorrow so stopped by my butchers and picked up the raws. A couple ribeyes in the side case reduced with a little brown around the edges. We get these all the time and are not only cheaper but better IMO. Anyway just could not let them sit there all alone so tossed them in with the ribs. OK question is ASSUMING standard safe food handling from the butcher will these stakes be safe to just keep in the frig till Sunday and cook before the Super bowel, which I think they will, or should I freeze tonight and thaw Sunday? Thanks. Heading out to eat Mexican for supper. Hay you can't cook every night on the Egg! :laugh:


  • At that point they should be reduced a little. I am sure it has a "sell buy" date. Follow it pretty close.

  • They'll be fine. I've eaten steaks so old they were green and slick. I ain't dead yet! LOL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,179
    Go for it! Tomorrow night I'm eggin the first of these babies that I dry aged for 35 days!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time!

  • Boss HoggBoss Hogg Posts: 1,377
    JL, Maybe I should take out a life insurance policy on you just in case!
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Mike its just a small butcher and he doesn't put a seel on date but he sells to the rich folks in town (which I'm not!LOL). Any imprefections and he discounts them.
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    IM pretty much in the same boat as you on that!LOL
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    I'll trade ya! :woohoo:
    Hi JL

    I agree with Mike and would follow the sell by date. It won't hurt anything to put the big chill on them for a couple days. Better safe then sorry. I have had sever food poisoning and you don't want to go there. . . ever! I buy meats that are priced to sell all the time but freeze them promptly in FoodSaver bags. When I defrost them they are as good as when they hit the freezer.

    Have a great weekend,


  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Brian let me explain something to you. I ride a hot rodded Harley as my primary form of transportation, a hyper reg. Arabian mare for relaxation and work full time at a chem. plant with fuming strength H2SO4 and other nasty goodies.For supper I eat peppers that put bill in a coma! :P Don't think your going to find anyone who will take your money on that policy! :laugh:
  • um. 45 days?


    i guess no matter how many times we discuss aging, there will always be a few folks who still look askance at the day old meat in their fridge. >shrug
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    Hell with JL's stomach I think he should go for 72 :ohmy: :laugh:
  • I saw the thread title and knew you'd be here.
  • save the trouble and just throw it inna toilet.
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Thing is I probably could go 72 Pat but wife can get sick just thinking about salamenela! :laugh:
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,179
    LOL - my fiance (now wife of 44 years) used to love chocolate covered raisins, but they went through her like water through a goose. I used to tell her a simple business solution...just throw them in the toilet and eliminate the middle man! That solution endeared me to her Mother!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time!

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