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Quick question about beef steak colour

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BlackDragon, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. BlackDragon

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    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?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Glaucus

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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.
     
  3. Noni Juice

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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
     
  4. BlackDragon

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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
     
  5. Tom0

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    What you having with it? :D
     
  6. MiNxYyY

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    just make sure you put a thermometer in it and check its cooked in the middle :)
     
  7. MiNxYyY

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    there is only 4 things you can have with steak

    Chips,fried onions,mushrooms and beans.
     
  8. oli collett

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    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.
     
  9. Ice Globe

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    If your in any doubt, just cook it thoroughly, should kill off anything nasty.
     
  10. nft_99

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    beans :eek: you mad man!!
     
  11. Seft

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    But then the steak is inedible, so you might as well just save yourself the effort :p
     
  12. MookJong

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    Anyone know where he lives? Get round there and stop this insanity NOW...hurry go go
     
  13. bitslice

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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.
     
  14. MiNxYyY

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    Lol :D nothing wrong with beans and steak.
     
  15. Snakedoctor

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    Spot on!
     
  16. Glaucus

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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.
     
  17. MiNxYyY

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    Great minds think alike :)
     
  18. MookJong

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    I morn the death of your overcooked beany steak :(
     
  19. z0mbi3

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    is this a euphemism?
     
  20. oli collett

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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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