Guide To Freezing Meat

Our Butcher’s are frequently asked tips and questions regarding Freezing Meat. Read on to find the answers to our commonly asked questions, in our Guide To Freezing Meat.

When Should I Freeze My Meat? You should try to freeze food as soon possible to ensure the safest food quality as well as best freezing time.

Why Should I Freeze My Meat? Isn’t it better to have fresh? Yes! We love fresh produce at Simon’s however we understand that buying meat it bulk can be cheaper therefore freezing to preserve the meat, can be ideal for families. It allows you to always have a meal on hand, whenever you need it.

How Do I Store My Meat In The Freezer? It’s best to store meat in your meals portion size so that you only defrost, what is needed. Wrap meat using good quality freezer bags and be sure to expel as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Tip: Clearly mark what the meat is and the date it was frozen.

How Long Can I Freeze Meat For?

  • Sausages: 2 Months
  • Mince: 2-3 Months
  • Diced/Strip Meat: 2-3 Months
  • Steak: 3-4 Months
  • Roasts: 4-5 Months
  • Corned Beef: 3-4 Months

Is There Anything I Cannot Freeze? Meats that have stuffing in them, should not be frozen as the raw juices are absorbed into the stuffing, causing bacteria.

How Do I Defrost Meat? Place meat on a plate or container to catch any juices whilst defrosting. Do not defrost meat in water or on the kitchen bench at room temperature, this leads to bacteria growth and possible food poisoning. Meat should be defrosted in the fridge for at least 8 hours. It may require more time depending on the size and cut of meat.

 

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