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Freezing Corned Beef

sarahjay Feb 23, 2011 06:49 PM

Can you freeze corned beef before you cook it? Or should I rinse it first? I'd like to have some to make sandwiches with in a couple of months, but would prefer to cook it when I need it. Any suggestions?

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    jacquelyncoffey Feb 23, 2011 07:36 PM

    I have frozen corned beef before cooking many times, and it will be just fine after thawing and cooking as directed. I just leave it in the package and stick it in the freezer. That's it. I am not a fan of reheated cooked meat of any kind that has been frozen and thawed, it still tastes dry to me.

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    1. re: jacquelyncoffey
      sarahjay Feb 23, 2011 07:45 PM


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      ChiliDude Feb 23, 2011 07:09 PM

      You can freeze cooked beef without a problem. I frequently do it. I often grill beef, thinly slice it and put enough slices in plastic sandwich bags for 2 sandwiches before freezing it. Several such bags are put into a larger resealable bag before freezing. When I wish to have a beef sandwich I defrost a single bag.

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      1. re: ChiliDude
        jacquelyncoffey Feb 23, 2011 07:38 PM

        The question is for Corned Beef, not cooked beef.

        1. re: jacquelyncoffey
          ChiliDude Feb 24, 2011 05:52 AM

          Beef is beef, corned or not.

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