is it used by the used-by? Just pour the excess blood out. Rotten ground beef will smell bad. This is a good thing and it means the aging process has progressed nicely with no bacterial infections. One of the key molecules smells like egg whites. Ground beef also wet ages in its own way, so it will have the same smell. Yes, It always smells a bit off from what Freshly killed and processed beef would. As a Carol Brady-aspiring mom, I hardly ever leave the grocery store without at least a pound of lean ground beef covered in plastic wrap. Feb 29, 2000 29,418 30 91. I do that with chicken, because I usually use it for braised dishes. That's not how beef is supposed to smell. But if you cook it or warm it up (if it's already cooked) then the smell goes away. Fresh ground beef may have a mild iron smell, but if it starts to smell rotten (beef tends to get a funky sweet odor), you should err on the side of caution and throw it out. The meat is usually pretty odorless when I buy it. It should smell like raw protein and fat. However, this is not an odor that I have ever thought of as "unpleasant", only "Significant". Beef is one of those things with a pretty clear smell when it goes off. A sell-by date, for a meat department manager, means the last date according to the USDA that he can hold it at refrigerator temps without approaching dangerous bacterial growth for the consumer. It's not worth the risk. It also may feel sticky or tacky to the touch. Also, I took apart the meat padding to smell it and the smell is stronger inside of the meat padding. Hamburger meat also refers to ground beef. I had to take a second, and then a third sniff, I thought 'I must be going crazy, what exactly does pork smell like again?' When you retrieve it the following day to use it again, do know that if it has a funky smell, you could very well be smelling the meat's blood, and not the meat itself. People associate the smell of cut grass with manure, because that's essentially what grass smells like when it ferments a little, like it does in a cow's digestive system. I browned it, then added water to boil it for several hours. Properly wet aged beef will have a meaty, sour smell. Spoilage is a function of freshness (or lack thereof), where… I often buy 1lb or so packages of beef or pork, and use them for a couple of dishes over the course of two or three days. Back to top. Q.E.D. It's not worth the risk. Yeah, I figure I'm pretty safe if I trust my nose, but I've been a little over-cautious in the past. Seels not broken. It smells like a sewer line burst inside my pork! that way, i can keep it longer if id like without having to worry that i have to use that today, and freezing in smaller amount equals less thaw time. I seem to remember that those two dates are the same. of the meat is just slimy you can try washing or soaking in cold water, often mild oder is the result of the meat being vac packed. About the only thing I can use it for is american chop suey, where the onions and tomato hide it - otherwise it gets too noticed! If it smells nasty, toss. Oxidized blood can smell like that. Ground beef originated in Russia during the 14th century when the nomadic Tartar people prepared their beef by chopping it finely and seasoning it. If you haven’t tried eating elk meat, then why not try now and experience its taste by yourself. If it smells bad to you, then it is probably spoiled. Wow, I never noticed any particular smell with my hamburger. Especially ground beef. by Kelsey Kennedy October 12, 2017. Second, the touch test. No one wants to get sick from bad meat. Here are 7 smells you should know and why it happens. Ichinisan Lifer. We just did our first butchering of a cow (well, it was actually a bull), and the freezer is full of beef. Toss it. It may even grow hair. And while no one wants to be wasteful, no one should risk getting sick from tainted or spoiled meat. Q.E.D. But ground beef that's starting to go bad can feel slimy, tacky, or sticky. Toss it. Ground beef is beef that has been cut into chunks, chilled and put through a meat grinder, according to the Chow website. "Aged" beef is hung in the cold room for from 7 to 28 days before being cut into pieces and wrapped. Should've cooked this yesterday" bad downhill side of "almost-spoiled-cook-this-TODAY". The smell is produced from gases made by some of the bacteria on your beef. If there is a strong sour smell to the MEAT, or when it doubt, throw that shit out. Meat does have a smell that is in-between "fresh" and "spoiled" that is what I have always thought of as, "almost-spoiled-cook-this-TODAY". I've tried it with steak, but I've found that freezing harms the texture. KLin Lifer. If you're buying meat and using it within two to three days, it shouldn't be spoiling that quickly. I've gone ahead and frozen it as I had planned, and will just cook it extra well. Unless you're purchasing your meat on the Sell By Date, in which case I could see it potentially happening. Thanks for the detailed reply. It stunk like cow manure. As for other steak cuts, just use your nose to sense the smell. Also, if you find yourself with ground meat that has gone past the sell by date by more than a day or two, just cook it (but never cook it if it smells bad). If the meat has expired, then you have your answer right there. So I asked my wife to take a whiff and she gags instantly, I'm talking a real, real, tainted smell, like my pork forgot to wash it's socks for a week. Jan 22, 2003 12,207 1 0. Works OK for stews and braises, though, so maybe I'll just use leftover beef for that sort of thing. If there is a strong smell, avoid eating it. It’s important to note that your nose may not also be the best thing to use. It was grass-fed, which I don't normally buy but do sometimes. Isn't Ava is the best!? Also, if you find yourself with ground meat that has gone past the sell by date by more than a day or two, just cook it (but never cook it if it smells bad). It doesn't seem to have an off smell now, it smells like ground beef normally smells while cooking. We've tried the ground turkey, but no one likes the taste in this house. I've never cooked beef and have it smell before. Freshly ground chicken or turkey will have a light pink hue and virtually no smell. But just because it has a "sell by date" doesn't mean "it will spoil after this day". I've noticed that after a couple of days in Ziploc, the meat often develops a slight funky smell. Mar 23, 2016 #15 that's what the steak at golden coral smells like . the gasses coreated durring ageing have no where to go so they can leave what we call a "Bag Fart" this will clear if aired out. At which point I took it back and got a refund. But it should also be mild. Jun 19, 2010 363 1 81. And while no one wants to be wasteful, no one should risk getting sick from tainted or spoiled meat. Like any other perishable item, the first thing you should check on meat is its sell-by date. I'm having a hard time telling whether this is good funk (normal meat odor) or bad funk (spoilage). Some of the smell remains after a rinse. the sell-by date is the last date that you should figure on being able to keep meat in the fridge without cooking it, i.e. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the AskCulinary community. Beef muscle meat is a great protein source in many people’s diets.It can be easily purchased from butchers and found it many food stores.Beef can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later use; however, the longer it is stored the easier it is for beef to spoil.Eating spoiled beef can risk the development of food-borne illnesses.. After you're done with the first day's portion, make sure you seal it well when you put it back in the fridge. I've definitely had this happen as well. Cooked properly, a beef tenderloin is a sensory delight. no ill came of it, but that smell is rank. A spoiled steak will have a potent odor that no longer smells like raw steak but instead has an ammonia-clad aroma. It's not a guarantee of anything regarding safety; it only means that the meat has been held at fridge temps for a certain number of days. Give your meat a rinse to get rid of it . This is because most of us won't eat food that smells bad or feels slimy. I think the last time was with some country style pork ribs I bought 3-4 days before the sell-by date. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the NoStupidQuestions community, Press J to jump to the feed. And I could've lived on hamburgers in my first trimester with both my pregnancies. If it smells like ground beef, you're totally fine. Fresh beef will have a slight smell, but beef starting to go bad will smell rotten or sour. Oh shit. This is the original version of the #beefbaby video featured on Tosh.0. Keep in mind it could go bad prior to that day, or even days after - depending on a list of variables. I left it out about an hour to warm up a little. My (Indian) family assured me that that's how raw goat usually smells, and we went ahead and cooked it up. The smell of rotten meat is distinct: a pungent or nasty smell that makes you cringe or even gag. I've been throwing the meat away to be on the safe side, but I'm wondering whether I'm being too cautious. TigernMS12 LSU Fan Member since Jan 2013 5188 posts Online . if the sell-by date is March 27, and you buy it on March 27, you'd better be counting on cooking it March 27, because chances are excellent that 24 hours later, it will be on the "Erm. You know perfectly well what fresh meat should smell like, and if yours doesn't, then it's not fresh. Mostly from HEB but some from Kroger, Food Town and ribs once or twice from Wal-Mart. I've heard of vac sealed pork smelling bad, and even had it myself a few times. If it doesn't smell "off" it's usually one of the reasons above. I have, in the past, purchased meat on its sell-by date, taken it home, opened it up to cook it, and found it already definitely spoiled. Food spoilage is simply an umbrella term for the various signs that communicate to your senses of smell, sight, or touch, that you should not eat the food. Trust your nose; it is capable of picking up bad smells. Like most foods, meat is best when it's served fresh. There you have it! The blood can spoil just as well as the meat can, and one can spoil while the other does not. re: Meat Smells like Rotten Eggs Posted by Tiger Ree on 6/10/17 at 9:24 am to Sacrifice_blunts I've done quite a few (a lot) of briskets and bunches of pork ribs that have come in cryovac packages. Be careful to not mistake the cheese-like smell of dry aged steaks which come as a result of produced lactic acid during the aging process with the spoiled steak smell. valia Jan 26, 2016 09:25 AM re: hala It doesn't seem to have an off smell now, it smells like ground beef normally smells while cooking. If you leave it in the fridge for like 2-3 days, it starts to turn brown. Ground pork and ground sausage . In other words, I think if you want to keep it for days, then you have to buy it days before the sell-by date. Despite what the ads may say, it’s normal for your vagina to smell a certain way. Don't take a chance on your health to save a couple of dollars. My daughter is a vegetarian so I made tacos for her using Smart Ground. Replies (0) Options Top. I'd smell too if left in plastic a few days. Of course, the smell should have a distinct characteristic that separates it from other meats like chicken. It may change color. I guess that was gamey-funk rather than rottey-funk; until I can reliably tell them apart, I guess I'll continue to play it safe. my partner, once alerted to it, could smell it very easily and we ended up dumping the rest of the meal after eating a portion. Feb 29, 2000 29,418 30 91. Like most foods, meat is best when it's served fresh. Didn't seem to be the case. The only difference in the end is that it's too salty if you use the same seasoning that you'd use with ground beef. So I was cooking some stew meat. If its brown but still smells like ground beef I assume its OK still, but at what point is it bad? A spoiled steak will have a potent odor that no longer smells like raw steak but instead has an ammonia-clad aroma. Knowing there will be days ahead when I don’t have dinner planned, that little package is my ticket to easy dinners like sloppy joes, tacos, chili, meatloaf. A kitchen rule of thumb is that if you think it is rotten, do not eat it. So, if you have a dry age steak, then you should use different methods to tell if it is bad or not as the smell test may be easily mistaken. You’ll definitely know the odor when you smell it, and it’s a sure-fire sign that you should not plan to eat it! purchased by the sell-by, and typically used within a couple of days. Smell: When ground beef goes bad, it will start to smell off. There are three things to look for to determine the quality of your ground beef: color, smell and feel. Sometimes the packaging contributes to the smell. Almost like a "rotten meat" smell. Mar 23, 2016 #16 A McDonald's burger sometimes smells like that. Cookies help us deliver our Services. IIRC I have had this happen with whole fryer chicken at Kroger and pork chops at Walmart. Would you eat this meat? It's sort of blue-cheesey, but not in a pleasant way. It smells meaty/slightly like rotten meat but only very slightly and I can only smell it when my nose is really close to the meat and it's not a smell that would make me want to puke. In my experience, with the grocery stores I have here (Walmart, Kroger, County Market etc.) It is cut from the most tender part of the animal and should have a fair amount of delicate marbling to add to the lovely texture. You’ll definitely know the odor when you smell it, and it’s a sure-fire sign that you should not plan to eat it! Fresh, raw ground beef should be red due to its levels of oxymyoglobin — a pigment formed when a protein called myoglobin reacts with oxygen (3). Hinda65 Senior member. After a couple of days in the fridge, the odor isn't overpowering -- I have to put my nose pretty close to the surface before I smell anything -- but when it's there, it's rather unpleasant. If you insist on eating it, cook it well done to try and kill all bacteria. I know the smell you're taking about and I don't like it either. (If vacuum-packed, there may be a slight funk that goes away when I rinse it.) Reply. The Reason Why Does Ground Turkey Smell Bad. If you insist on eating it, cook it well done to try and kill all bacteria. It’s important to note that your nose may not also be the best thing to use. You mentioned how you use it through the course of the week, what i do when i buy more than needed for a dish is just portion it out and freeze it. In my experience, with the grocery stores I have here (Walmart, Kroger, County Market etc.) Alternatively, vacuum packing is an alternative. Ground beef is the riskiest style of beef, regarding bacterial contamination. Jun 1, 2007 #2 I don't think the fact that it turns brown is in itself bad. Press J to jump to the feed. You know more than you think you do: if you are detecting any kind of unpleasant odors from your meat--even if it isn't "overpowering", even if you have to put your nose right up against the meat to detect it--for heavens sake pitch it. Like raw beef, raw poultry may get slightly gray or brown as it ages but the contrast may not be as obvious, so it's important to sniff it and thoroughly look for any slick or slimy residue before you use it any recipe. It could be from the chicken feed being ised and the smell is coming through, like when you eat spicy food and smell like it when you sweat. That's not how beef is supposed to smell. Fresh pork should not give off any strong smell - not even if it's the discernible porky smell. It means I need to cook that meat today. It’s officially time to answer this question that a lot of people seem to wonder about like I once did. I should note that in Canada, there's no 'sell by' date, but in fact a 'best before'. Don't take a chance on your health to save a couple of dollars. We asked a registered dietitian to share what you can do to pick good meat every time. Anyone have similar experiences or was mine just contaminated with cow feces? About 30 mins into it, I checked it while simmering. The blood is rotting not the meat. Oct 9, 2002 28,257 1,210 136. /r/AskCulinary provides expert guidance for your specific cooking problems to help people of all skill levels become better cooks, to increase understanding of cooking, and to share valuable culinary knowledge. Anything nasty that was on the surface, got mixed throughout in the grinding process. Replies (0) 1 3. posted by mygothlaundry at 12:35 PM on December 3, 2009 . T. TheNinja Lifer. my theory is that that batch got oversaturated with the "natural flavoring" juice and no amount of cooking could subdue that. Mar 23, 2016 #14 That isn't Angus beef. I figured if it was the blood, the smell would go away after a rinse. look for discoloration mainly green, a strong off putting smell and a sticky slimey film developing on the meat. Fresh ground beef is usually cool to the touch, smooth, and slightly damp. Consumers often select ground beef that's bright red in color, assuming this is a sign of freshness but a dark gray-purple meat may not necessarily be a bad thing. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Here are ways to choose the best meat and to protect yourself and your family from foodborne illnesses. It's not hard to tell when ground beef has gone bad. If you meat smells bad when cooking, it might be spoiled. For example, I once cooked goat meat with my family, and found that the raw meat smelled off, to the point that I would have tossed it. Spoilage is also caused by bacteria, but the bacteria that cause spoilage will not make you sick. Most Americans eat only grain-fed beef, which has a far sweeter taste and smell, and don't even know what grass-fed beef smells or tastes or even looks like. How would you describe the smell of wet-aged beef vs. spoiled beef? KLin Lifer. I guess the moral of the story is "if it smells funky, it's probably funky- regardless of the date on the package". I dumped the meat down the disposal, but is this normal? A few years ago I posted a vlog titled Why Does Ground Turkey Smell So Bad and it gets a lot of traction. I have to lighten the seasoning when using Smart Ground. We've used some ground beef and some steaks, and the members of the family with more sensitive noses say that the meat, even after cooking, "smells like blood." Opinions? Just smells really bad like clear the room bad. re: Meat Smells like Rotten Eggs Posted by TigernMS12 on 6/9/17 at 10:38 pm to golfntiger32. Aside from having an idea whether what does elk taste like, you are also provided with key things about elk, or elk meat in general. this has happened to me with ground turkey and there was no gestating involved. I'd prefer to eat it the same day or day after I purchase it, but that doesn't always happen. Oxidized blood can smell like that. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I opened up a package of ground beef today that I had bought the day before from a reputable grocery store. I bought a pound of ground beef last week and knew I wasn't going to use it in the next day or two so I put it in the freezer. Texture: The surface of ground beef tends to become slimy when it has gone bad. When that beef, pork or poultry is ground up, however, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if it's actually gone bad. ... Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr WhatsApp Email Link. Give your meat a rinse to get rid of it . About a week later I take it out and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. This time I immediately noticed a slightly sweetish smell--possibly like Worcestershire sauce, but hard to place. To me most meats in the grocery stores smell "funny" because they are NOT aged. There's no bad smell either. From what I've read, the two dates are actually different: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/food_product_dating/. Again, elk meat could be a lot similar to beef but key differences are also observed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Like any meat, though, beef tenderloin is only delicious if it is fresh, not spoiled. Use the sight, smell and touch tests to help determine if your meat is safe before you eat it. Smell the beef to see if you notice a sour smell. It should have a mild metallic whiff, like that of blood. I am going to, just want some opinions, thank you! Maybe you shouldn't buy as much, or cut into three parts, one you'll cook now, a portion in the freezer, and the one you are going to cook very soon in the fridge. the sell-by date is the last date that you should figure on being able to keep meat in the fridge without cooking it, i.e. Even if we did, it would mostly just taste and smell very bad. Why does ground beef sometimes smell like a wet dog? I brought it back to the store and they were glad to let me swap it or give me a refund. Ground beef is the riskiest style of beef, regarding bacterial contamination. Someone else above described a sour smell as a sign of spoilage. You know perfectly well what fresh meat should smell like, and if yours doesn't, then it's not fresh. I Smell Like Beef Original Video. However, bacteria like salmonella, e. coli, listeria and others are undetectable potential health threats even on ground beef that's not otherwise spoiled. I literally craved cheeseburgers hourly! 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