Watch Cooking Channel

Expendables 2, or How to Make the Most of Old Meat

Expendables 2

Expendables 2 came out today. The movie about old action stars like Bruce Willis (age 57), Sylvester Stallone (age 66), Arnold Schwarzenegger (age 65) and Chuck Norris (72!) shooting down bad guys got us thinking. Just how long can old meat be used before it’s time to cast it off completely? And what’s the best way to store it? You can assume a piece of beef that was in its prime in the early ’80s wouldn’t be edible today, but what are the timeline and guidelines for safe storage? Get our meat preservation tips after the jump.

Firstly, uncooked meat should be kept cold to prevent bacteria from infiltrating it like so many Somali pirates. It should be refrigerated below 35° F or frozen below 0° F. If you want to use it within four days of buying it, refrigeration is the way to go. Wrap it up to prevent it from drying out or contaminating other foods in the fridge. For longer storage in the freezer, keeping it wrapped up is key to prevent freezer burn (parts of the meat that become too dried out.) If you package it properly, you can keep beef, lamb and fish frozen for six months, and veal, pork and chicken for four months. It’s a smart thing to do because it allows you to buy food in bulk and freeze in small portions for use later on. Unlike Expendables 2, not everyone has a $100,000,000 budget.

For important tips on defrosting meat, check out our step-by-step slide show.

Bonus: When you’re ready to cook that meat, learn how to build your own grill (because that’s what Chuck Norris would do.)

Tags:

Comments (3006)

  1. lapel pins posted 12/30/2012

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  2. info wanita posted 12/30/2012

    info wanita…

  3. Personal Trainer London posted 12/30/2012

    Personal Trainer London…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated information, nevertheless definitely worth taking a look, whoa did one master about Mid East has got more problerms too [...]…

  4. wedding ceremony posted 12/30/2012

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  5. cams cams cams.org posted 12/31/2012

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  6. Tulsa Contractors posted 12/31/2012

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  7. what is the hcg diet posted 12/31/2012

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  8. home page posted 12/31/2012

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  9. commercial posted 12/31/2012

    commercial…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]…

  10. Dearoy Jewelry posted 01/01/2013

    Dearoy Jewelry…

    [...]although websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they’re actually really worth a go by means of, so possess a look[...]…

  11. Stratford locksmith posted 01/01/2013

    Stratford locksmith…

    [...]one of our guests lately proposed the following website[...]…

  12. comparable rents posted 01/01/2013

    comparable rents…

    [...]below you?ll locate the link to some sites that we believe it is best to visit[...]…

  13. locksmith in Enfield posted 01/01/2013

    locksmith in Enfield…

    [...]Here is a superb Blog You might Discover Intriguing that we Encourage You[...]…

  14. Ice breakers posted 01/01/2013

    Ice breakers…

    [...]check below, are some completely unrelated web sites to ours, even so, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  15. Retail Indonesia posted 01/01/2013

    The Silent Shard…

    This can possibly be very useful for some within your job opportunities I decide to never only with my blogging site but…

  16. Ropa Madrid Distribuidor posted 01/01/2013

    Ropa Madrid Distribuidor…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one particular find out about Mid East has got far more problerms at the same time [...]…

  17. Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  18. 2nd comming posted 01/02/2013

    2nd comming…

    [...]check beneath, are some totally unrelated web sites to ours, having said that, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  19. cylinder posted 01/02/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  20. insurance for business posted 01/02/2013

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  21. The Abundance Code Review posted 01/02/2013

    The Abundance Code Review…

    [...]Here are a number of the web pages we suggest for our visitors[...]…

  22. barbary coast posted 01/02/2013

    barbary coast…

    [...]one of our guests just lately suggested the following website[...]…

  23. polecam strone posted 01/02/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  24. ex terug posted 01/02/2013

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  25. things to do in singapore posted 01/03/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  26. residences at emerald hill posted 01/03/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  27. makeup artist posted 01/03/2013

    makeup artist…

    [...]below you?ll locate the link to some internet sites that we assume you ought to visit[...]…

  28. gain instagram likes posted 01/03/2013

    gain instagram likes…

    [...]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but don?t get a great deal of link enjoy from[...]…

  29. instagram followers posted 01/03/2013

    instagram followers…

    [...]The information talked about within the post are a few of the very best readily available [...]…

  30. wazootech posted 01/03/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  31. find make balsamic vinegar posted 01/03/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  32. Internet Marketing Resources posted 01/03/2013

    Internet Marketing Resources…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  33. Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  34. web design company posted 01/03/2013

    web design company…

    [...]Here is a great Weblog You may Uncover Fascinating that we Encourage You[...]…

  35. baby food cleanse diet posted 01/03/2013

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  36. Free iPad 2 posted 01/03/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  37. scrapebox lists prices posted 01/03/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  38. World Business Directory posted 01/04/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  39. new youtube views posted 01/04/2013

    new youtube views…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]…

  40. Passwords XXX posted 01/04/2013

    Passwords XXX…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nevertheless genuinely really worth taking a appear, whoa did a single understand about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]…

  41. sklep kabiny prysznicowe posted 01/04/2013

    sklep kabiny prysznicowe…

    [...]although web sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not connected to ours, we really feel they may be really really worth a go as a result of, so have a look[...]…

  42. Business World posted 01/04/2013

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  43. get website visitors posted 01/04/2013

    get website visitors…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nevertheless seriously really worth taking a appear, whoa did one particular master about Mid East has got more problerms at the same time [...]…

  44. lowongan sulawesi posted 01/04/2013

    lowongan sulawesi…

    [...]that would be the finish of this write-up. Here you?ll obtain some sites that we believe you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  45. gsm intercept posted 01/04/2013

    gsm intercept…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you just could delight in. Take a look for those who want[...]…

  46. home business work opportunity posted 01/04/2013

    home business work opportunity…

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[...]…

  47. bread maker reviews posted 01/04/2013

    bread maker reviews…

    [...]we came across a cool website which you might enjoy. Take a appear should you want[...]…

  48. registry cleaners posted 01/04/2013

    registry cleaners…

    [...]that could be the finish of this post. Right here you will come across some web pages that we believe you?ll appreciate, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  49. Watch Texas Chainsaw 3D Online posted 01/05/2013

    Watch Texas Chainsaw 3D Online…

    [...]Here is a great Blog You might Uncover Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  50. Chin Meloy posted 01/05/2013

    Chin Meloy…

    [...]Every the moment in a although we select blogs that we read. Listed below would be the newest web pages that we opt for [...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c