Especially ground beef. Like most foods, meat is best when it's served fresh. When that beef, pork or poultry is ground up, however, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if it's actually gone bad. About a week later I take it out and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. If it smells nasty, toss. I Smell Like Beef Original Video. This is the original version of the #beefbaby video featured on Tosh.0. the sell-by date is the last date that you should figure on being able to keep meat in the fridge without cooking it, i.e. It’s important to note that your nose may not also be the best thing to use. if the sell-by date is March 27, and you buy it on March 27, you'd better be counting on cooking it March 27, because chances are excellent that 24 hours later, it will be on the "Erm. posted by mygothlaundry at 12:35 PM on December 3, 2009 . Anything nasty that was on the surface, got mixed throughout in the grinding process. It could be from the chicken feed being ised and the smell is coming through, like when you eat spicy food and smell like it when you sweat. Don't take a chance on your health to save a couple of dollars. that way, i can keep it longer if id like without having to worry that i have to use that today, and freezing in smaller amount equals less thaw time. I guess the moral of the story is "if it smells funky, it's probably funky- regardless of the date on the package". Mostly from HEB but some from Kroger, Food Town and ribs once or twice from Wal-Mart. Ground beef originated in Russia during the 14th century when the nomadic Tartar people prepared their beef by chopping it finely and seasoning it. In my experience, with the grocery stores I have here (Walmart, Kroger, County Market etc.) But it should also be mild. I've never cooked beef and have it smell before. This is a good thing and it means the aging process has progressed nicely with no bacterial infections. /r/AskCulinary provides expert guidance for your specific cooking problems to help people of all skill levels become better cooks, to increase understanding of cooking, and to share valuable culinary knowledge. Knowing there will be days ahead when I don’t have dinner planned, that little package is my ticket to easy dinners like sloppy joes, tacos, chili, meatloaf. It should smell like raw protein and fat. Mar 23, 2016 #14 That isn't Angus beef. A spoiled steak will have a potent odor that no longer smells like raw steak but instead has an ammonia-clad aroma. I've been throwing the meat away to be on the safe side, but I'm wondering whether I'm being too cautious. It should have a mild metallic whiff, like that of blood. Smell the beef to see if you notice a sour smell. As for other steak cuts, just use your nose to sense the smell. I guess that was gamey-funk rather than rottey-funk; until I can reliably tell them apart, I guess I'll continue to play it safe. So, if you have a dry age steak, then you should use different methods to tell if it is bad or not as the smell test may be easily mistaken. Feb 29, 2000 29,418 30 91. Even if we did, it would mostly just taste and smell very bad. look for discoloration mainly green, a strong off putting smell and a sticky slimey film developing on the meat. Isn't Ava is the best!? I think the last time was with some country style pork ribs I bought 3-4 days before the sell-by date. Consumers often select ground beef that's bright red in color, assuming this is a sign of freshness but a dark gray-purple meat may not necessarily be a bad thing. If you insist on eating it, cook it well done to try and kill all bacteria. But if you cook it or warm it up (if it's already cooked) then the smell goes away. About 30 mins into it, I checked it while simmering. It may even grow hair. Almost like a "rotten meat" smell. From what I've read, the two dates are actually different: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/food_product_dating/. But ground beef that's starting to go bad can feel slimy, tacky, or sticky. Rotten ground beef will smell bad. Here are 7 smells you should know and why it happens. Mar 23, 2016 #16 A McDonald's burger sometimes smells like that. You mentioned how you use it through the course of the week, what i do when i buy more than needed for a dish is just portion it out and freeze it. If the meat has expired, then you have your answer right there. Most Americans eat only grain-fed beef, which has a far sweeter taste and smell, and don't even know what grass-fed beef smells or tastes or even looks like. Spoilage is a function of freshness (or lack thereof), where… Jun 19, 2010 363 1 81. I've noticed that after a couple of days in Ziploc, the meat often develops a slight funky smell. Trust your nose; it is capable of picking up bad smells. Ground beef is the riskiest style of beef, regarding bacterial contamination. I wouldn't describe the smell as sour. Works OK for stews and braises, though, so maybe I'll just use leftover beef for that sort of thing. valia Jan 26, 2016 09:25 AM re: hala It doesn't seem to have an off smell now, it smells like ground beef normally smells while cooking. Properly wet aged beef will have a meaty, sour smell. To me most meats in the grocery stores smell "funny" because they are NOT aged. Also, I took apart the meat padding to smell it and the smell is stronger inside of the meat padding. the sell-by date is the last date that you should figure on being able to keep meat in the fridge without cooking it, i.e. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the NoStupidQuestions community, Press J to jump to the feed. I opened up a package of ground beef today that I had bought the day before from a reputable grocery store. We've tried the ground turkey, but no one likes the taste in this house. If you haven’t tried eating elk meat, then why not try now and experience its taste by yourself. Also, if you find yourself with ground meat that has gone past the sell by date by more than a day or two, just cook it (but never cook it if it smells bad). (If vacuum-packed, there may be a slight funk that goes away when I rinse it.) Here are ways to choose the best meat and to protect yourself and your family from foodborne illnesses. I am going to, just want some opinions, thank you! If you're buying meat and using it within two to three days, it shouldn't be spoiling that quickly. It’s important to note that your nose may not also be the best thing to use. no ill came of it, but that smell is rank. Thanks for the detailed reply. Also, if you find yourself with ground meat that has gone past the sell by date by more than a day or two, just cook it (but never cook it if it smells bad). I've heard of vac sealed pork smelling bad, and even had it myself a few times. Fresh pork should not give off any strong smell - not even if it's the discernible porky smell. (This is normal supermarket meat, purchased by the sell-by, and typically used within a couple of days.). T. TheNinja Lifer. IIRC I have had this happen with whole fryer chicken at Kroger and pork chops at Walmart. of the meat is just slimy you can try washing or soaking in cold water, often mild oder is the result of the meat being vac packed. If it smells like ground beef, you're totally fine. Feb 29, 2000 29,418 30 91. Beef muscle meat is a great protein source in many people’s diets.It can be easily purchased from butchers and found it many food stores.Beef can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later use; however, the longer it is stored the easier it is for beef to spoil.Eating spoiled beef can risk the development of food-borne illnesses.. Fresh, raw ground beef should be red due to its levels of oxymyoglobin — a pigment formed when a protein called myoglobin reacts with oxygen (3). It's not worth the risk. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Give your meat a rinse to get rid of it . Like any other perishable item, the first thing you should check on meat is its sell-by date. Should've cooked this yesterday" bad downhill side of "almost-spoiled-cook-this-TODAY". And while no one wants to be wasteful, no one should risk getting sick from tainted or spoiled meat. I'm having a hard time telling whether this is good funk (normal meat odor) or bad funk (spoilage). my partner, once alerted to it, could smell it very easily and we ended up dumping the rest of the meal after eating a portion. A kitchen rule of thumb is that if you think it is rotten, do not eat it. If it smells bad to you, then it is probably spoiled. I have to lighten the seasoning when using Smart Ground. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the AskCulinary community. The meat is usually pretty odorless when I buy it. My daughter is a vegetarian so I made tacos for her using Smart Ground. KLin Lifer. Back to top. It's not hard to tell when ground beef has gone bad. So I asked my wife to take a whiff and she gags instantly, I'm talking a real, real, tainted smell, like my pork forgot to wash it's socks for a week. We just did our first butchering of a cow (well, it was actually a bull), and the freezer is full of beef. I've definitely had this happen as well. Use the sight, smell and touch tests to help determine if your meat is safe before you eat it. There are three things to look for to determine the quality of your ground beef: color, smell and feel. The blood is rotting not the meat. Anyone have similar experiences or was mine just contaminated with cow feces? Q.E.D. This is because most of us won't eat food that smells bad or feels slimy. You’ll definitely know the odor when you smell it, and it’s a sure-fire sign that you should not plan to eat it! Replies (0) Options Top. Hinda65 Senior member. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The only difference in the end is that it's too salty if you use the same seasoning that you'd use with ground beef. Alternatively, vacuum packing is an alternative. TigernMS12 LSU Fan Member since Jan 2013 5188 posts Online . Would you eat this meat? You know perfectly well what fresh meat should smell like, and if yours doesn't, then it's not fresh. Yeah, I figure I'm pretty safe if I trust my nose, but I've been a little over-cautious in the past. Oct 9, 2002 28,257 1,210 136. That's not how beef is supposed to smell. purchased by the sell-by, and typically used within a couple of days. One of the key molecules smells like egg whites. Keep in mind it could go bad prior to that day, or even days after - depending on a list of variables. The blood can spoil just as well as the meat can, and one can spoil while the other does not. I'd prefer to eat it the same day or day after I purchase it, but that doesn't always happen. Give your meat a rinse to get rid of it . Toss it. Spoilage is also caused by bacteria, but the bacteria that cause spoilage will not make you sick. At which point I took it back and got a refund. About the only thing I can use it for is american chop suey, where the onions and tomato hide it - otherwise it gets too noticed! It stunk like cow manure. my theory is that that batch got oversaturated with the "natural flavoring" juice and no amount of cooking could subdue that. After a couple of days in the fridge, the odor isn't overpowering -- I have to put my nose pretty close to the surface before I smell anything -- but when it's there, it's rather unpleasant. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. But just because it has a "sell by date" doesn't mean "it will spoil after this day". A sell-by date, for a meat department manager, means the last date according to the USDA that he can hold it at refrigerator temps without approaching dangerous bacterial growth for the consumer. And while no one wants to be wasteful, no one should risk getting sick from tainted or spoiled meat. I had to take a second, and then a third sniff, I thought 'I must be going crazy, what exactly does pork smell like again?' It doesn't seem to have an off smell now, it smells like ground beef normally smells while cooking. I literally craved cheeseburgers hourly! It's not worth the risk. Didn't seem to be the case. The smell of rotten meat is distinct: a pungent or nasty smell that makes you cringe or even gag. The Reason Why Does Ground Turkey Smell Bad. If there is a strong sour smell to the MEAT, or when it doubt, throw that shit out. Someone else above described a sour smell as a sign of spoilage. Smell: When ground beef goes bad, it will start to smell off. Don't take a chance on your health to save a couple of dollars. I dumped the meat down the disposal, but is this normal? Freshly ground chicken or turkey will have a light pink hue and virtually no smell. If you leave it in the fridge for like 2-3 days, it starts to turn brown. It also may feel sticky or tacky to the touch. Fresh beef will have a slight smell, but beef starting to go bad will smell rotten or sour. Aside from having an idea whether what does elk taste like, you are also provided with key things about elk, or elk meat in general. I often buy 1lb or so packages of beef or pork, and use them for a couple of dishes over the course of two or three days. It's sort of blue-cheesey, but not in a pleasant way. It means I need to cook that meat today. Hamburger meat also refers to ground beef. If you meat smells bad when cooking, it might be spoiled. Why does ground beef sometimes smell like a wet dog? ... Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr WhatsApp Email Link. You know perfectly well what fresh meat should smell like, and if yours doesn't, then it's not fresh. Cooked properly, a beef tenderloin is a sensory delight. Q.E.D. Beef is one of those things with a pretty clear smell when it goes off. KLin Lifer. Reply. this has happened to me with ground turkey and there was no gestating involved. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I've tried it with steak, but I've found that freezing harms the texture. It’s officially time to answer this question that a lot of people seem to wonder about like I once did. Like any meat, though, beef tenderloin is only delicious if it is fresh, not spoiled. If it doesn't smell "off" it's usually one of the reasons above. In other words, I think if you want to keep it for days, then you have to buy it days before the sell-by date. Toss it. re: Meat Smells like Rotten Eggs Posted by Tiger Ree on 6/10/17 at 9:24 am to Sacrifice_blunts I've done quite a few (a lot) of briskets and bunches of pork ribs that have come in cryovac packages. Oxidized blood can smell like that. Opinions? I do that with chicken, because I usually use it for braised dishes. So I was cooking some stew meat. Meat does have a smell that is in-between "fresh" and "spoiled" that is what I have always thought of as, "almost-spoiled-cook-this-TODAY". Some of the smell remains after a rinse. Ground beef is the riskiest style of beef, regarding bacterial contamination. Just pour the excess blood out. If its brown but still smells like ground beef I assume its OK still, but at what point is it bad? Maybe you shouldn't buy as much, or cut into three parts, one you'll cook now, a portion in the freezer, and the one you are going to cook very soon in the fridge. And I could've lived on hamburgers in my first trimester with both my pregnancies. Jan 22, 2003 12,207 1 0. Like raw beef, raw poultry may get slightly gray or brown as it ages but the contrast may not be as obvious, so it's important to sniff it and thoroughly look for any slick or slimy residue before you use it any recipe. Seels not broken. Sometimes the packaging contributes to the smell. Fresh ground beef is usually cool to the touch, smooth, and slightly damp. Yes, It always smells a bit off from what Freshly killed and processed beef would. Just smells really bad like clear the room bad. by Kelsey Kennedy October 12, 2017. It may change color. Press J to jump to the feed. No one wants to get sick from bad meat. There you have it! I should note that in Canada, there's no 'sell by' date, but in fact a 'best before'. It is cut from the most tender part of the animal and should have a fair amount of delicate marbling to add to the lovely texture. I bought a pound of ground beef last week and knew I wasn't going to use it in the next day or two so I put it in the freezer. Second, the touch test. Ground beef is beef that has been cut into chunks, chilled and put through a meat grinder, according to the Chow website. However, bacteria like salmonella, e. coli, listeria and others are undetectable potential health threats even on ground beef that's not otherwise spoiled. I'd smell too if left in plastic a few days. 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