Beef can be kept in the refrigerator for a relatively short time before it goes bad. This time will vary depending on the cut of meat, where it is stored in the refrigerator, and the temperature that the refrigerator is set at. Fresh beef steaks, including chuck, sirloin, flank, rib eyes, strip, tenderloin, porterhouse, filet mignon, and t-bone, can be kept in the refrigerator for three to five days. Beef roasts can be safely kept in the refrigerator for three to five days. Hamburger, also known as ground beef, can only be kept for one to two days.