If you defrost roasted beef then add to a cold freshly made curry sauce can you refreeze it and use at a later date?
You can do this. I have done this before and it works ok, but you do lose flavor and texture as someone else said. I found that the meat gets a lot softer with a second freezing after its cooked and loses some flavor also.
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Once you have thawed meat out and cooked it can it be refrozen?
Yes. Since you cooked it it can be frozen again.
Yes, just make sure it cools down before you wrap it and pop it in the freezer
I never do it, but it is OK to (safe, just to me icky). I think it tastes bad when it is defrosted the second time.
It is safe if fully cooked, cooled down completely (safely), and wrapped well before freezing.
I would recommend dating the package and use in a short period of time.
I also believe most foods will lose some of their flavor over time or many times pick up another flavor that did not seem present when first cooked.
How many times can I refreeze meat after cooking?
By Judy Brush from Rapid City
I would say only once, after that the taste will suffer greatly.
While freezing meat effectively arrests bacterial growth, the thawing processif done incorrectlycan allow new bacteria to grow, thereby contaminating your food. For this reason, it is important to only use one of three safe approaches (as recommended by the USDA) to defrost your chicken: 1) in the refrigerator, 2) in cold water, or 3) in the microwave....www.howtodefrostchicken.com/
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