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We had some cubed steak in our freezer.  The freezer went out and the steak was thawed.  I cooked the cubed steak and have re-frozen it.  Is that safe,  or do I need to throw it away?



Assuming that even though the steak thawed out, it remained at a temperature below 40°F (4°C) and for no more than a couplel of days, then you are likely OK to cook and re-freeze it.  You need to cook it thoroughly, to an internal temperature above 165°F (74°C), before freezing it again, after which it should keep well for a month or so. 

If the meat spent any significant amount of time above 40°F (4°C) before you got to it, then it is probably safer to throw it away.  If you aren't sure how long it was above that temperature, then best not to take chances.


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