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#1 of 5 Old 07-25-2005, 03:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know you're not supposed to thaw food and refreeze it, but does that just go for uncooked?

I'd like to make some vegetable beef soup and freeze half of it.
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It's totally fine to freeze a recipe that you have made from previously frozen stuff. I do this all the time, buy a meat for cheap and freeze until I am ready to do a cooking session and then freeze what I make. I hope this helps Sarah
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"If you defrost raw meat and then cook it thoroughly, you can freeze it again, but remember never reheat foods more than once."

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http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/keepingfoodsafe/storing/
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I've used previously frozen meat before and refroze it again in a recipe with no ill-effects. Often, I buy ground hamburger and freeze in 1 lb portions. Later, when I make spegetti or another dish containing ground hamburger, I will freeze a portion. Sometimes there is a bit of texture change, but not really that noticable. The only time I've had a problem was when I made burgers from frozen meat, didn't use all of them, and refroze and tried to use them again after another freezing...not a good idea. In my defense, I was a new wife at the time! Happy cooking!
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I work at a butcher shop and it's just fine, you may loose a little flavor. Making meals ahead is a good way to save time and money, so keep it up.
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