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Thawing Beef


Refrigerator method (Recommended)

Frozen beef should not be defrosted at room temperature. Harmful bacteria may grow rapidly under such conditions. The best method for thawing beef (or any other type of meat) is to place it in the refrigerator where it will defrost slowly and safely. A large cut of beef may require 2 days to defrost in the refrigerator. The meat should be placed on a plate or dish (to catch any blood and juices that may drip from the thawing meat) and stored on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator.



Microwave method (Not Recommended)

If it is not practical to wait for beef to thaw in the refrigerator, it is possible to defrost the meat in a microwave oven using the proper defrost setting, but it is not recommended. Follow your microwave oven’s instruction manual. Some microwave ovens may not defrost the meat evenly, which may allow some portions to become fully thawed while other areas may still be frozen. While waiting for the frozen areas to defrost, harmful bacteria may grow rapidly in the thawed areas of the meat. It is best to use smaller cuts or small slices of beef, which are safer to defrost with this method than large cuts. Never use a normal cooking setting to defrost the meat. Beef cuts should be cooked promptly (within a few minutes) after defrosting in the microwave and minced beef must be cooked immediately after thawing. Microwave defrosting should be used only if necessary and should not be the thawing method of choice.



Defrosting time
The times below are approximate only as it depends on the temperature of your refrigerator. Opening and closing the refrigerator door greatly affects the temperature so do not open unless necessary and do not keep it open longer than necessary.



· Beef that is not fully defrosted should not be cooked because the exterior of the beef may become overdone before the interior has had a chance to cook to the proper temperature.

· When thawing beef for stew or stir-frying, it may be easier to cut the meat to the desired size before it is fully defrosted. After cutting, the beef can then be refrigerated until it has fully thawed.

· Fresh raw beef, which has not been frozen, can be easily cut if it is placed in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up.





Approximate Defrosting Times
(Refrigerator Method)

Steak
(2.5cm / 1 inch thick)
Defrost in the refrigerator for
12 hours

grainfed sirloin 1
Steak
(thicker than 2.5cm / 1 inch)
Defrost in the refrigerator for
Up to 24 hours

fillet steak_crop


Pot Roast
(thin)
Defrost in the refrigerator for
6 to 10 hours kg

beef brisket1


Pot Roast
(thick)
Defrost in the refrigerator for
8 to 14 hours per kg

Aus. beef shink shank


Oven Roast
(small)
Defrost in the refrigerator for
Up to 10 hours per kg

grainfed prime rib_crop


Oven Roast
(large)
Defrost in the refrigerator for
Up to 14 hours per kg

beef rib eye roast 1


Beef Patty
(2.5cm / 1 inch thick patties)
Defrost in the refrigerator for
24 hours

Burger Patties 3


Ground Beef
(one kg pack)
Defrost in the refrigerator for
24 hours

minced beef1


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