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Dec 12, 2005 01:42 PM

cooked burger - how long in fridge?

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i had a cooked hamburger (just plain ground beef burger, no egg) in the fridge for 9 days. is it ok to eat at this point? if it's been too long, what do u think the cut off point is? 3days? 7 days?

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  1. My rule for ground beef is cook on Saturday, eat by Wednesday night, I think that is 5 days.

    Safe life is shortened by higher storage temps, 5 days is based on a 38 degree fridge.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Alan408

      For me 3 days max, but 5 wouldn't be unreasonable for most people.

      9 days is way past its prime - sorry to say!


      1. re: Alan408

        I mis understood the orginal question.

        I was responding to Ground Beef, not a hamburger (patty). When I think ground beef, I think of Sloppy Joes, Taco Meat, Burrito Meat made with commercially prepared seasonings packages (sugar,salt, preservatives, etc).

        I don't have much experience with "aging" hamburger patties, when I cook up a bunch of them, I freeze what I don't eat/serve promptly. If I freeze hamburger patties, they are cooked well done or more.

      2. Even if I was feeling lucky (or desiring a case of "that'll teach ya...) I wouldn't go past seven days on a refridgerated burger.

        1. Three week old refridgarated burger with onions. Just used it to make spaghetti. Was in airtight container. 35 farenheit fridge.