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Reheating mince.... how many times?

Reheating mince.... how many times?

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cslgirl

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2,202 posts

129 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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Sorry for the boring post but cant seem to find an answer to this.

Got some mince from the butchers and cooked up a chilli yesterday morning.

Put it into the fridge when it had cooled down and then re-heated it last night for dinner. Got quite a bit left over and am wondering - is it now safe to freeze and re-heat again or is that taking a chance?

TIA

tigger1

7,739 posts

130 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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Don't think I would freeze it again - but heating it through *MIGHT* not kill you. Just make sure you get it VERY hot for 10+ mins.

Marki

15,763 posts

179 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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I do , never had a problem

CommanderJameson

22,096 posts

135 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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As long as it's cooled right down to room temperature, I'd freeze it again.

I'd then be sure to get it piping hot when I reheated it.

10 Pence Short

32,880 posts

126 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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From memory it needs to be 70 degrees all the way through for minimum 2 minutes to kill any bacteria.
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Deva Link

26,934 posts

154 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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Mix it with some Domestos to kill any bugs.

Conian

8,030 posts

110 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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Noooooo don't freeze it now. Eat it today or bin it.
Else you will get very poorly sick.

cslgirl

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2,202 posts

129 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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oh yum domestos - nice bit of flavour - although prefer a bit of toilet duck myself wink

Ok, maybe I will freeze it (will be the first time I think it was frozen as I assume it arrives at the butchers fresh?) and then cook the granny out of it and get the husband to try first... lol

cslgirl

Original Poster:

2,202 posts

129 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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Conian said:
Noooooo don't freeze it now. Eat it today or bin it.
Else you will get very poorly sick.
Yeah, I dont think I would enjoy it much anyway knowing it could make me ill. The bin it is!!

GregE240

10,847 posts

176 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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Marki said:
I do , never had a problem
Dunno, thats a matter of opinion mate...

Conian

8,030 posts

110 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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You should have frozen it soon after cooking!
Get the bucket ready by the side of ya bed. Make that 2 buckets cos it will shoot out both ends smile

Marki

15,763 posts

179 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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GregE240 said:
Marki said:
I do , never had a problem
Dunno, thats a matter of opinion mate...
Ohh hold on wrong thread ,, im so sorry this was meant to be in the OXO thread hehe

CommanderJameson

22,096 posts

135 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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Blimey, there are some delicate flowers on here.

I've got guts like an iron elephant, so I'd cheerfully freeze and reheat it.

cslgirl

Original Poster:

2,202 posts

129 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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I usually would as I have been brought up on out of date food and have an iron gut (only last month at dinner round my mum & dads I noticed the horseradish was best before 2005!) but im nearly 4 months pregnant so had better not risk it.

Mrs BlueCerbera

2,202 posts

149 months

Wednesday 10th October 2007
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cslgirl said:
I usually would as I have been brought up on out of date food and have an iron gut (only last month at dinner round my mum & dads I noticed the horseradish was best before 2005!) but im nearly 4 months pregnant so had better not risk it.
You're right, don't risk it if you're pregnant (congrat btw smile ) My husband always seems to have an iron gut but for some reason re-heated mince from frozen always gives him a funny tum.

Bunglist

545 posts

139 months

Thursday 11th October 2007
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Chances are the mince had been frozen before you purchased it.

It is never good practice to re-heat food more than once, also some bacteria can withstand high temperatures so your best bet (for what it costs) is to bin it.

The legal limit to heat food stuffs too used to be 65 degrees C that may have changed now but the reason for this was because most bacteria will stop multiplying and also be killed at this temperature.

The Temperature Danger Zone used to be between 8 and 65 degrees C, but as i said earlier that may well have changed now.

Freezing the food does not kill bacteria it makes it lie dormant until the temperature gets to a suitable level for it to start multiplying, so it you reheat more that once there is a higher chance of larger amounts of bacteria to give you the trotts.

dickymint

13,056 posts

167 months

Thursday 11th October 2007
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Bet you a pound to a pinch of salt that even if you did freeze it you would bin it before you re-cooked it.

Just make a cottage pie out of it and have it tonight yum

littlegreenfairy

9,931 posts

130 months

Thursday 11th October 2007
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Isn't it the case that you can freeze something again so long as its in a different state, but never the same state twice...

ie, previously frozen raw chicken can be cooked and then frozen in a cooked state.

Funk

17,909 posts

118 months

Thursday 11th October 2007
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I don't know why, but I read the thread title as, "Reheating mice....how many times?" laugh

missdiane

13,991 posts

158 months

Thursday 11th October 2007
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littlegreenfairy said:
Isn't it the case that you can freeze something again so long as its in a different state, but never the same state twice...

ie, previously frozen raw chicken can be cooked and then frozen in a cooked state.
Thats the rules we follow at work, but we can only heat twice, then it goes in bin