Anyone have similar experiences or was mine just contaminated with cow feces? Here are 7 smells you should know and why it happens. There's no bad smell either. If you're buying meat and using it within two to three days, it shouldn't be spoiling that quickly. Properly wet aged beef will have a meaty, sour smell. posted by mygothlaundry at 12:35 PM on December 3, 2009 . It’s important to note that your nose may not also be the best thing to use. re: Meat Smells like Rotten Eggs Posted by Tiger Ree on 6/10/17 at 9:24 am to Sacrifice_blunts I've done quite a few (a lot) of briskets and bunches of pork ribs that have come in cryovac packages. Isn't Ava is the best!? my partner, once alerted to it, could smell it very easily and we ended up dumping the rest of the meal after eating a portion. Mar 23, 2016 #14 That isn't Angus beef. Trust your nose; it is capable of picking up bad smells. Cooked properly, a beef tenderloin is a sensory delight. Almost like a "rotten meat" smell. TigernMS12 LSU Fan Member since Jan 2013 5188 posts Online . Anything nasty that was on the surface, got mixed throughout in the grinding process. Yeah, I figure I'm pretty safe if I trust my nose, but I've been a little over-cautious in the past. If it doesn't smell "off" it's usually one of the reasons above. You know more than you think you do: if you are detecting any kind of unpleasant odors from your meat--even if it isn't "overpowering", even if you have to put your nose right up against the meat to detect it--for heavens sake pitch it. Alternatively, vacuum packing is an alternative. Beef muscle meat is a great protein source in many people’s diets.It can be easily purchased from butchers and found it many food stores.Beef can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later use; however, the longer it is stored the easier it is for beef to spoil.Eating spoiled beef can risk the development of food-borne illnesses.. by Kelsey Kennedy October 12, 2017. Why does ground beef sometimes smell like a wet dog? purchased by the sell-by, and typically used within a couple of days. is it used by the used-by? So, if you have a dry age steak, then you should use different methods to tell if it is bad or not as the smell test may be easily mistaken. It's not worth the risk. Works OK for stews and braises, though, so maybe I'll just use leftover beef for that sort of thing. We've used some ground beef and some steaks, and the members of the family with more sensitive noses say that the meat, even after cooking, "smells like blood." After a couple of days in the fridge, the odor isn't overpowering -- I have to put my nose pretty close to the surface before I smell anything -- but when it's there, it's rather unpleasant. Oh shit. And I could've lived on hamburgers in my first trimester with both my pregnancies. If it smells like ground beef, you're totally fine. Ground beef is the riskiest style of beef, regarding bacterial contamination. You mentioned how you use it through the course of the week, what i do when i buy more than needed for a dish is just portion it out and freeze it. Like any other perishable item, the first thing you should check on meat is its sell-by date. You know perfectly well what fresh meat should smell like, and if yours doesn't, then it's not fresh. If you haven’t tried eating elk meat, then why not try now and experience its taste by yourself. IIRC I have had this happen with whole fryer chicken at Kroger and pork chops at Walmart. Beef is one of those things with a pretty clear smell when it goes off. It may even grow hair. Ground beef is the riskiest style of beef, regarding bacterial contamination. Give your meat a rinse to get rid of it . New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the AskCulinary community. About 30 mins into it, I checked it while simmering. A kitchen rule of thumb is that if you think it is rotten, do not eat it. I brought it back to the store and they were glad to let me swap it or give me a refund. Yes, It always smells a bit off from what Freshly killed and processed beef would. re: Meat Smells like Rotten Eggs Posted by TigernMS12 on 6/9/17 at 10:38 pm to golfntiger32. About a week later I take it out and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. this has happened to me with ground turkey and there was no gestating involved. Smell: When ground beef goes bad, it will start to smell off. However, bacteria like salmonella, e. coli, listeria and others are undetectable potential health threats even on ground beef that's not otherwise spoiled. Ground pork and ground sausage . If its brown but still smells like ground beef I assume its OK still, but at what point is it bad? Second, the touch test. Again, elk meat could be a lot similar to beef but key differences are also observed. Like any meat, though, beef tenderloin is only delicious if it is fresh, not spoiled. Spoilage is a function of freshness (or lack thereof), where… You know perfectly well what fresh meat should smell like, and if yours doesn't, then it's not fresh. Mostly from HEB but some from Kroger, Food Town and ribs once or twice from Wal-Mart. There are three things to look for to determine the quality of your ground beef: color, smell and feel. I am going to, just want some opinions, thank you! Aside from having an idea whether what does elk taste like, you are also provided with key things about elk, or elk meat in general. Oxidized blood can smell like that. KLin Lifer. Q.E.D. And while no one wants to be wasteful, no one should risk getting sick from tainted or spoiled meat. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. if the sell-by date is March 27, and you buy it on March 27, you'd better be counting on cooking it March 27, because chances are excellent that 24 hours later, it will be on the "Erm. It also may feel sticky or tacky to the touch. I've definitely had this happen as well. I opened up a package of ground beef today that I had bought the day before from a reputable grocery store. It's not hard to tell when ground beef has gone bad. A few years ago I posted a vlog titled Why Does Ground Turkey Smell So Bad and it gets a lot of traction. Jun 1, 2007 #2 I don't think the fact that it turns brown is in itself bad. My (Indian) family assured me that that's how raw goat usually smells, and we went ahead and cooked it up. This is a good thing and it means the aging process has progressed nicely with no bacterial infections. I guess the moral of the story is "if it smells funky, it's probably funky- regardless of the date on the package". Fresh beef will have a slight smell, but beef starting to go bad will smell rotten or sour. A spoiled steak will have a potent odor that no longer smells like raw steak but instead has an ammonia-clad aroma. Give your meat a rinse to get rid of it . I've tried it with steak, but I've found that freezing harms the texture. It smells meaty/slightly like rotten meat but only very slightly and I can only smell it when my nose is really close to the meat and it's not a smell that would make me want to puke. Consumers often select ground beef that's bright red in color, assuming this is a sign of freshness but a dark gray-purple meat may not necessarily be a bad thing. /r/AskCulinary provides expert guidance for your specific cooking problems to help people of all skill levels become better cooks, to increase understanding of cooking, and to share valuable culinary knowledge. Ground beef originated in Russia during the 14th century when the nomadic Tartar people prepared their beef by chopping it finely and seasoning it. I'd prefer to eat it the same day or day after I purchase it, but that doesn't always happen. It's not worth the risk. The meat is usually pretty odorless when I buy it. I wouldn't describe the smell as sour. If the meat has expired, then you have your answer right there. Despite what the ads may say, it’s normal for your vagina to smell a certain way. It's sort of blue-cheesey, but not in a pleasant way. (This is normal supermarket meat, purchased by the sell-by, and typically used within a couple of days.). Mar 23, 2016 #15 that's what the steak at golden coral smells like . look for discoloration mainly green, a strong off putting smell and a sticky slimey film developing on the meat. It means I need to cook that meat today. I think the last time was with some country style pork ribs I bought 3-4 days before the sell-by date. Wow, I never noticed any particular smell with my hamburger. I Smell Like Beef Original Video. the gasses coreated durring ageing have no where to go so they can leave what we call a "Bag Fart" this will clear if aired out. A spoiled steak will have a potent odor that no longer smells like raw steak but instead has an ammonia-clad aroma. But it should also be mild. About the only thing I can use it for is american chop suey, where the onions and tomato hide it - otherwise it gets too noticed! When you retrieve it the following day to use it again, do know that if it has a funky smell, you could very well be smelling the meat's blood, and not the meat itself. Back to top. It’s important to note that your nose may not also be the best thing to use. It may change color. I have, in the past, purchased meat on its sell-by date, taken it home, opened it up to cook it, and found it already definitely spoiled. The smell is produced from gases made by some of the bacteria on your beef. You’ll definitely know the odor when you smell it, and it’s a sure-fire sign that you should not plan to eat it! the sell-by date is the last date that you should figure on being able to keep meat in the fridge without cooking it, i.e. To me most meats in the grocery stores smell "funny" because they are NOT aged. If it smells bad to you, then it is probably spoiled. At which point I took it back and got a refund. If you insist on eating it, cook it well done to try and kill all bacteria. I guess that was gamey-funk rather than rottey-funk; until I can reliably tell them apart, I guess I'll continue to play it safe. If it is the blood that's spoiling, would the smell persist after I rinse it off? This is the original version of the #beefbaby video featured on Tosh.0. Meat does have a smell that is in-between "fresh" and "spoiled" that is what I have always thought of as, "almost-spoiled-cook-this-TODAY". Ground beef is beef that has been cut into chunks, chilled and put through a meat grinder, according to the Chow website. Someone else above described a sour smell as a sign of spoilage. Especially ground beef. It smells like a sewer line burst inside my pork! (If vacuum-packed, there may be a slight funk that goes away when I rinse it.) Keep in mind it could go bad prior to that day, or even days after - depending on a list of variables. From what I've read, the two dates are actually different: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/food_product_dating/. I had to take a second, and then a third sniff, I thought 'I must be going crazy, what exactly does pork smell like again?' Don't take a chance on your health to save a couple of dollars. Knowing there will be days ahead when I don’t have dinner planned, that little package is my ticket to easy dinners like sloppy joes, tacos, chili, meatloaf. We asked a registered dietitian to share what you can do to pick good meat every time. T. TheNinja Lifer. Ichinisan Lifer. Don't take a chance on your health to save a couple of dollars. Replies (0) Options Top. Should've cooked this yesterday" bad downhill side of "almost-spoiled-cook-this-TODAY". The blood can spoil just as well as the meat can, and one can spoil while the other does not. Feb 29, 2000 29,418 30 91. Just smells really bad like clear the room bad. Mar 23, 2016 #16 A McDonald's burger sometimes smells like that. You’ll definitely know the odor when you smell it, and it’s a sure-fire sign that you should not plan to eat it! However, this is not an odor that I have ever thought of as "unpleasant", only "Significant". Opinions? We just did our first butchering of a cow (well, it was actually a bull), and the freezer is full of beef. I often buy 1lb or so packages of beef or pork, and use them for a couple of dishes over the course of two or three days. I dumped the meat down the disposal, but is this normal? Even if we did, it would mostly just taste and smell very bad. Texture: The surface of ground beef tends to become slimy when it has gone bad. Some of the smell remains after a rinse. It could be from the chicken feed being ised and the smell is coming through, like when you eat spicy food and smell like it when you sweat. That's not how beef is supposed to smell. It is cut from the most tender part of the animal and should have a fair amount of delicate marbling to add to the lovely texture. Also, if you find yourself with ground meat that has gone past the sell by date by more than a day or two, just cook it (but never cook it if it smells bad). In my experience, with the grocery stores I have here (Walmart, Kroger, County Market etc.) Also, if you find yourself with ground meat that has gone past the sell by date by more than a day or two, just cook it (but never cook it if it smells bad). One of the key molecules smells like egg whites. It’s officially time to answer this question that a lot of people seem to wonder about like I once did. No one wants to get sick from bad meat. It should have a mild metallic whiff, like that of blood. I seem to remember that those two dates are the same. The only difference in the end is that it's too salty if you use the same seasoning that you'd use with ground beef. I've gone ahead and frozen it as I had planned, and will just cook it extra well. People associate the smell of cut grass with manure, because that's essentially what grass smells like when it ferments a little, like it does in a cow's digestive system. Like raw beef, raw poultry may get slightly gray or brown as it ages but the contrast may not be as obvious, so it's important to sniff it and thoroughly look for any slick or slimy residue before you use it any recipe. So I was cooking some stew meat. I have to lighten the seasoning when using Smart Ground. Toss it. I'd smell too if left in plastic a few days. Just pour the excess blood out. of the meat is just slimy you can try washing or soaking in cold water, often mild oder is the result of the meat being vac packed. I bought a pound of ground beef last week and knew I wasn't going to use it in the next day or two so I put it in the freezer. Spoilage is also caused by bacteria, but the bacteria that cause spoilage will not make you sick. Didn't seem to be the case. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the NoStupidQuestions community, Press J to jump to the feed. no ill came of it, but that smell is rank. the sell-by date is the last date that you should figure on being able to keep meat in the fridge without cooking it, i.e. I'm having a hard time telling whether this is good funk (normal meat odor) or bad funk (spoilage). Smell the beef to see if you notice a sour smell. But just because it has a "sell by date" doesn't mean "it will spoil after this day". my theory is that that batch got oversaturated with the "natural flavoring" juice and no amount of cooking could subdue that. Here are ways to choose the best meat and to protect yourself and your family from foodborne illnesses. I should note that in Canada, there's no 'sell by' date, but in fact a 'best before'. It stunk like cow manure. Jan 22, 2003 12,207 1 0. It was grass-fed, which I don't normally buy but do sometimes. I browned it, then added water to boil it for several hours. that way, i can keep it longer if id like without having to worry that i have to use that today, and freezing in smaller amount equals less thaw time. And while no one wants to be wasteful, no one should risk getting sick from tainted or spoiled meat. Hinda65 Senior member. Ground beef also wet ages in its own way, so it will have the same smell. Also, I took apart the meat padding to smell it and the smell is stronger inside of the meat padding. Cookies help us deliver our Services. valia Jan 26, 2016 09:25 AM re: hala It doesn't seem to have an off smell now, it smells like ground beef normally smells while cooking. Of course, the smell should have a distinct characteristic that separates it from other meats like chicken. If you insist on eating it, cook it well done to try and kill all bacteria. Fresh pork should not give off any strong smell - not even if it's the discernible porky smell. Jun 19, 2010 363 1 81. Toss it. Sometimes the packaging contributes to the smell. If there is a strong sour smell to the MEAT, or when it doubt, throw that shit out. Fresh ground beef may have a mild iron smell, but if it starts to smell rotten (beef tends to get a funky sweet odor), you should err on the side of caution and throw it out. As a Carol Brady-aspiring mom, I hardly ever leave the grocery store without at least a pound of lean ground beef covered in plastic wrap. A sell-by date, for a meat department manager, means the last date according to the USDA that he can hold it at refrigerator temps without approaching dangerous bacterial growth for the consumer. I left it out about an hour to warm up a little. Feb 29, 2000 29,418 30 91. It's not a guarantee of anything regarding safety; it only means that the meat has been held at fridge temps for a certain number of days. In my experience, with the grocery stores I have here (Walmart, Kroger, County Market etc.) Oct 9, 2002 28,257 1,210 136. I've heard of vac sealed pork smelling bad, and even had it myself a few times. I literally craved cheeseburgers hourly! In other words, I think if you want to keep it for days, then you have to buy it days before the sell-by date. Would you eat this meat? Press J to jump to the feed. Fresh ground beef is usually cool to the touch, smooth, and slightly damp. But if you cook it or warm it up (if it's already cooked) then the smell goes away. Hamburger meat also refers to ground beef. Like most foods, meat is best when it's served fresh. This time I immediately noticed a slightly sweetish smell--possibly like Worcestershire sauce, but hard to place. ... Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr WhatsApp Email Link. Unless you're purchasing your meat on the Sell By Date, in which case I could see it potentially happening. The Reason Why Does Ground Turkey Smell Bad. How would you describe the smell of wet-aged beef vs. spoiled beef? When that beef, pork or poultry is ground up, however, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if it's actually gone bad. I figured if it was the blood, the smell would go away after a rinse. Thanks for the detailed reply. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Like most foods, meat is best when it's served fresh. The blood is rotting not the meat. Rotten ground beef will smell bad. For example, I once cooked goat meat with my family, and found that the raw meat smelled off, to the point that I would have tossed it. But ground beef that's starting to go bad can feel slimy, tacky, or sticky. Oxidized blood can smell like that. Most Americans eat only grain-fed beef, which has a far sweeter taste and smell, and don't even know what grass-fed beef smells or tastes or even looks like. Q.E.D. KLin Lifer. There you have it! I do that with chicken, because I usually use it for braised dishes. Freshly ground chicken or turkey will have a light pink hue and virtually no smell. We've tried the ground turkey, but no one likes the taste in this house. If you leave it in the fridge for like 2-3 days, it starts to turn brown. Be careful to not mistake the cheese-like smell of dry aged steaks which come as a result of produced lactic acid during the aging process with the spoiled steak smell. If it smells nasty, toss. That's not how beef is supposed to smell. So I asked my wife to take a whiff and she gags instantly, I'm talking a real, real, tainted smell, like my pork forgot to wash it's socks for a week. Use the sight, smell and touch tests to help determine if your meat is safe before you eat it. Reply. I've noticed that after a couple of days in Ziploc, the meat often develops a slight funky smell. If there is a strong smell, avoid eating it. If you meat smells bad when cooking, it might be spoiled. As for other steak cuts, just use your nose to sense the smell. "Aged" beef is hung in the cold room for from 7 to 28 days before being cut into pieces and wrapped. I know the smell you're taking about and I don't like it either. After you're done with the first day's portion, make sure you seal it well when you put it back in the fridge. Food spoilage is simply an umbrella term for the various signs that communicate to your senses of smell, sight, or touch, that you should not eat the food. My daughter is a vegetarian so I made tacos for her using Smart Ground. Replies (0) 1 3. It should smell like raw protein and fat. Seels not broken. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. It doesn't seem to have an off smell now, it smells like ground beef normally smells while cooking. I've been throwing the meat away to be on the safe side, but I'm wondering whether I'm being too cautious. The smell of rotten meat is distinct: a pungent or nasty smell that makes you cringe or even gag. 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