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MarkJames 04-04-2019 08:17 AM

Left the meat out...
 
Last evening I bought a brisket intended for cooking, but left it out and forgot about it until this morning. Still wrapped. Safe for use, or not?

ScipioAfricanus 04-04-2019 08:58 AM

I say yes, it is safe to eat. Just cook it fairly soon, like today.

Andy.

Rio 04-04-2019 10:03 AM

It should be fine.

Deckhead 04-04-2019 10:52 AM

Not a bad thing for it to get to room temp before cooking anyhow. I usually will pull mine out around 6am and throw brine salt on it and let it sit until around noon dry brining. Then I use the rub and start cooking after the smoker gets going.

VinylHanger 04-04-2019 11:02 AM

Beef can stay out a while, especially if still wrapped. I know butchers who keep beef hanging until it starts to rot on the outside, then skim the goo off and cut it up.

Supposed to make it super tender and tasty.

I think we worry too much about food getting old sometimes.



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Robie 04-04-2019 11:19 AM

Go for it.

Idothat 04-04-2019 11:51 AM

Sure , put the blame on us for your food poisoning

Seriously, if it smells okay ,it probably is . Iíve even eaten iffy beef more than a few times with no problems .

Heck , Iíd probably never get a good cut of beef if it wasnít for the reduced section.

Rio 04-04-2019 01:02 PM

God bless the bargain bin!

Tinstaafl 04-04-2019 06:39 PM

My wife would pitch it without a second thought. I'd dig it out and eat it.

Big Johnson 04-04-2019 06:55 PM

As long as there are no maggots crawling around I’d eat it.

Snobnd 04-04-2019 07:07 PM

Aging beef is one of the delicacies to add more flavor.

tgeb 04-04-2019 09:31 PM

Well.....Did you cook and eat that?

EthanB 04-04-2019 09:41 PM

Cooking it to 180+ degrees(which I usually do with brisket) will kill any active bacteria but you should make sure to refrigerate it quickly after cooking as there will probably be a lot of spores that can start spreading. Heat the leftovers well, too.

MarkJames 04-05-2019 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tgeb (Post 7517257)
Well.....Did you cook and eat that?

Not yet, but I will. Somebody else got scared, bought a replacement cut, and was about to pitch it.

I explained that I had unanimous consent that it's going to be fine. I'll probably end up eating it myself.

SmallTownGuy 04-05-2019 09:06 AM

We live in the Age of Hand Sanitizers.

My God, this is just plain sad.:whistling

MarkJames 04-05-2019 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SmallTownGuy (Post 7517367)
We live in the Age of Hand Sanitizers.

My God, this is just plain sad.:whistling

Don't worry, it WILL be cooked. I'm now looking at more interesting recipes (when I should already be out the door).

fjn 04-05-2019 09:37 AM

If you drop off the site,we will know what happened. Just kidding.

Inner10 04-05-2019 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkJames (Post 7517353)
Not yet, but I will. Somebody else got scared, bought a replacement cut, and was about to pitch it.

I explained that I had unanimous consent that it's going to be fine. I'll probably end up eating it myself.

Dude of you're gonna cook questionable meat hurry up already...

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MarkJames 04-05-2019 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inner10 (Post 7517861)
Dude of you're gonna cook questionable meat hurry up already...

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It's in the fridge. Should be fine until next week.

Deckhead 04-05-2019 08:13 PM

I've got a brisket sitting on the counter in a pan as we speak. It'll sit there until around 8am... Then I'll brine it until noon... Won't go on the smoker till around 1:30....

I'm still here and I've been eating a lot of brisket this year.


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