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BEEF STEAK, ALL CUTS (INCLUDING CHUCK, SIRLOIN, FLANK, RIB EYE, STRIP, TENDERLOIN, ROUND, SHOULDER, PORTERHOUSE, T-BONE, FILET MIGNON ) - COOKED

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3-4 days
Freezer
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2-3 months

Tips

  • How long does cooked steak last in the fridge or freezer? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate steak within two hours of cooking.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cooked steak for safety and quality, refrigerate the steak in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • Properly stored, cooked steak will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • To further extend the shelf life of cooked steak, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
  • How long does cooked steak last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 2 to 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cooked steak that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does cooked steak last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked steak that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; steak that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
  • How long does cooked steak last at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked steak should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • How to tell if cooked steak is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the steak: signs of bad steak are a sour smell and a slimy texture; discard any steak with an off smell or appearance, do not taste first.

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