Q:

Can you freeze cooked meat?

A:

Cooked meat can be frozen although cooked meat does not keep as well as raw meat. This is due to the amount of moisture lost during the cooking process.

Frozen food that is kept at 0 degrees Fahrenheit ensures that frozen food is safe to consume. The cooking process eliminates much of the bacteria, mold and yeast from foods before frozen. Once frozen at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, these bacteria and parasites are also inactivated. While cooked meat that has been frozen is safe for consumption, the quality and taste of the meat differ. Once meat is cooked, it loses most of its moisture causing the taste and quality to vary.

Sources:

  1. fsis.usda.gov

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