Food safety question--help! :)


#1

Is it safe to cook a half-thawed beef roast? I think it’s an arm roast or a round roast, can’t remember, but it’s in a roaster in the oven and I put it in still frozen in the center and on the bottom…I thought I read somewhere it’s safe, but my husband is now very dubious about dinner tonight.

Anyone have a reference? Not trying to poison the dh. :slight_smile:


#2

It shouldn’t matter, as long as you cook it to the proper internal temperature. Be warned, though, that it will take longer because it’s half frozen.

Jennifer


#3

I usually take meat straight from the freezer to the crock pot or the pressure cooker. No problems that I can see.


#4

Yes it’s fine, done it a number of times myself with no probs. If you can, do use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, or just check when carving that it’s not too red or pink in the middle.


#5

yes perfectly safe if still frozen in the middle, although if you put it in the oven partially frozen it may lose a lot more juice, also will take longer to cook, and center may be rare even if outside is well done, I would use a meat thermometer.


#6

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