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How long are ribs good after they're cooked?

kmcadillac44kmcadillac44 Posts: 45
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
I cooked some very tasty ribs Sunday, but have been gone - think I can get away with eating them tomorrow?  Basically 6 days in the fridge?


  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    Insert Stike response here --> Cooked meat goes bad?? :-?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • With all the stuff in the rubs, they should keep longer than they need too.  I never had one go bad but I can't say that I waited for one to go bad either.
  • you are well within the safe range to eat those ribs. No worries at all
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  • Insert Stike response here --> Cooked meat goes bad?? :-?

    Yes, that's what I was thinking too!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Why doesnt anyone ever ask how long their eggs and butter are good?

    Even if the ribs got moldy they'd still be safe. Quality may drop off after a week. But if tempsxare ok they will be safe. I forgot a steak (cooked) for a couple month onces. Was still fine.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 938
    I always thought about an hour or less!  Seriously I find the biggest problem with cooked meat stored in the fridge is that it takes on flavour from other things in the fridge, so it tastes better the next day than three days later.  Maybe if you have those vacuum sealers it would avoid the problem but we try not to have that many left overs.  If we cook for guests we generally share the left overs at the end of the day.

  • The BBQ classes I've attended stated that any cooked meet will last 7 days in the refrigerator. The. 7 days can be broken up in any desired manner by putting it in the freezer (3 days in refrigerator, 10 days in the freezer, 4 days in the refrigerator).
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    7 days? that's a rule of thumb, but certainly no law.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • ratcheerratcheer Posts: 189
    My wife has a 7-day rule on almost everything. None of us have died, yet. ;)

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i'm convinced americans throw out (as in: waste) too much food. 

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,360
    Remember that in the old days meat was smoked to preserve it.  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    When someone tells me they throw out food after 'x' days, i always ask "why 'x' days?"

    Most common answer: "i don't know"

    It's a sin to throw out food in my admittedly biased book.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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