Beef has long been America’s favorite protein and rightfully so as it delivers great flavor and powerful nutrition. The following tips will provide proper safe handling guidance, proper cooking instructions and storage of cuts and leftovers.
USDA recommends the following guidance for safe cooking:
Minimum Internal Temperature & Rest Time
|Beef Steaks, Roasts||145°F and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes|
Different beef cuts can determine the amount of time it can safely be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
For best quality, defrost beef in the refrigerator, never at room temperature. Place frozen package on a plate or tray to catch any juices and place in the refrigerator.
To avoid cross-contamination and prevent foodborne illnesses, follow these easy steps: