Confidently Cook Beef at Home
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Confidently Prepare Great Beef Meals at Home

To ensure that you're armed with the knowledge to have the best eating experience with beef, we are here to provide some quick tips on how to prepare, cook and store beef when cooking at home. Using these cooking lessons and tips, you can confidently reach for beef as a reliable food to feed you and your family. Learn more about cooking beef at home >>>

Cooking Lessons

These cooking lessons provide step-by-step instructions and tips for a dozen different cooking methods, from grilling to pressure cooking. All levels of home chefs can use these as a resource to confidently prepare beef at home. Explore Cooking Lessons >>>

Storing Beef

  • Refrigerate or freeze beef as soon as possible after purchasing.
  • Ground beef can safely be stored in the refrigerator for one to two days before cooking or freezing. Once in the freezer, ground beef can be stored for three to four months before quality is impacted.
  • Steaks and roasts can safely be stored in the refrigerator for three to five days before cooking or freezing. Once in the freezer, steaks and roasts can be stored for four to 12 months before quality is impacted.
  • If you plan on freezing, repackage your beef into the right-size portion for upcoming meals.
  • For longer storage, remove beef from original packaging and place into freezer bags or similar air-tight packaging to remove as much air as possible

Defrosting Beef

  • Defrost beef in the refrigerator, never at room temperature.
  • Account for 12 to 24 hours to defrost ground beef and steaks.
  • Use a plate or tray to catch any juices.
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