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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:15   #1
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Quick question about beef steak colour

Hi all,

Im not very knowledgable with food, and couldn't find much when I googled. I've got a sirloin steak here that has been in the fridge for a 3 days and the sell by date is the 24th of July. So it should be fine, but I was slightly concerned to see patches of gray/browness on the steak. Does this mean the meat has gone off? I smelt a bit of the meat that I cut off and threw away which had a bit of brown on and it smelt fine so it didn't seem to have gone off. If it hasn't gone off, then what is this colour?

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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:16   #2
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No, it's meant to be brown but supermarkets put stupid agents on to stop oxidisation that turns it brown.
As long as it smells fine, it will be fine.

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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:16   #3
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I think its fine, I'v cooked meat when its that colour and its well within its Use/Sell by date
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:20   #4
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Ok cool, I didn't really think to smell it before hand before smothering it in a bit of marinade. But I wasn't overpowered by any sort of smell so I'm hoping it is not off!

Cheers for the help

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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:34   #5
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What you having with it?


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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:35   #6
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just make sure you put a thermometer in it and check its cooked in the middle
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:36   #7
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What you having with it?
there is only 4 things you can have with steak

Chips,fried onions,mushrooms and beans.
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:42   #8
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just make sure you put a thermometer in it and check its cooked in the middle
If you cook steak to a "safe" temperature it will be inedible. The inside of a steak should not get over 58C. Most of the risk is on the outside and as long as it's cooked correctly in a vvv hot pan you'll be fine.

And beans with steak = wrongness.
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:45   #9
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If your in any doubt, just cook it thoroughly, should kill off anything nasty.

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beans you mad man!!
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:48   #11
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If your in any doubt, just cook it thoroughly, should kill off anything nasty.
But then the steak is inedible, so you might as well just save yourself the effort
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beans you mad man!!
Anyone know where he lives? Get round there and stop this insanity NOW...hurry go go


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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:51   #13
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you can eat beef raw, it's stuff like chicken and pork you have to be careful of.

beef mince is different though, as the bacteria are then not just on the surface.
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Lol nothing wrong with beans and steak.
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there is only 4 things you can have with steak

Chips,fried onions,mushrooms and beans.
Spot on!
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should be garlic mushrooms, chip shop chips and onion rings.
Sauce is upto the eater. I like mayo and englsh mustard mixed.

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Spot on!
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Lol nothing wrong with beans and steak.
I morn the death of your overcooked beany steak


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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:57   #19
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Lol nothing wrong with beans and steak.
is this a euphemism?

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v hot pan, groundnut oil, butter towards the end along with a crushed garlic bulb.

Triple cooked chips, mushrooms, caramelised onions.

Steak - done.
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is this a euphemism?
Lolyou just cant disagree with steak and beans.its a perfect match.
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I make a sauce out of French Mustard and brown sugar. Heat it in a pan and pour over the steak, it's wonderful.
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there is only 4 things you can have with steak

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Lolyou just cant disagree with steak and beans.its a perfect match.
steak is perfect

beans are rubbish.
They don't mix at all.

What you want is cold meat loaf, potato salad and baked beans. It's great lunch for a sunny summers day.

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Steak - done.
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steak, chips, onion rings maybe peas n grilled tomato NO beans
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 18:14   #27
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there are other types of beans that arent baked beans ? some nice broad beens would be lovely with steak.

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No, it's meant to be brown but supermarkets put stupid agents on to stop oxidisation that turns it brown.
As long as it smells fine, it will be fine.
No we don't

The standard supermarket pack is filled with a nitrogen based gas mix to stop as you say the oxidation of the meat.

The discolouration is most likely from when the meat has touched the film at some point.

If your shop is spraying meat then you need to find one with a better ethical policy.

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No we don't

The standard supermarket pack is filled with a nitrogen based gas mix to stop as you say the oxidation of the meat.

The discolouration is most likely from when the meat has touched the film at some point.

If your shop is spraying meat then you need to find one with a better ethical policy.
Knew they did something..

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