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How Long Does Frozen Meat Last? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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  • by Joseph Priebe|
  • August 7, 2017 |
  • Personal Finance

How long does meat last in the freezer

As part of our freeze food and save money series we’re sharing how to refrigerate and freeze cooked or uncooked meat.

How Long Does Frozen Meat Last?

Frozen meat varies on the type. According to the USDA, most meat properly stored in the freezer can last anywhere from 6 months to a year.

How Long Does Ground Beef Last in the Fridge?

Ground beef lasts 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator.

Freezing Cooked Meat

All cooked meat leftovers can be frozen for up to 3 months and should only be in your fridge for 4 days max.

Refrigerating and Freezing Meat Guide

Steaks - Uncooked Beef, Veal, Lamb, & Pork

Freezer: 6 to 12 Months

Fridge: 3 to 5 Days

Chops - Uncooked Beef, Veal, Lamb, & Pork

Freezer: 4 to 6 Months

Fridge: 3 to 5 Days

Roasts - Uncooked Beef, Veal, Lamb, & Pork

Freezer: 4 to 12 Months

Fridge: 3 to 5 Days

Ribs – Uncooked Pork & Beef

Freezer: 4 to 6 Months

Fridge: 3 to 5 Days

Ground - Uncooked Beef, Veal, Pork, Lamb

Freezer: 3 to 4 Months

Fridge: 1 to 2 Days

Tongue, Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Chitterlings - Uncooked

Freezer: 3 to 4 Months

Fridge: 1 to 2 Days

Cooked Meat and Meat Dishes

Freezer: 2 to 3 Months

Fridge: 3 to 4 Days

Gravy and Meat Broth

Freezer: 2 to 3 Months

Fridge: 1 to 2 Days

Hamburger and Stew Meats

Freezer: 3 to 4 Months

Fridge: 1 to 2 Days

Corned Beef -  in Pouch with Pickling Juices

Freezer: Drained, 1 Month

Fridge: 5 to 7 Days

Ham - Canned Labeled 'Keep Refrigerated' - Unopened

Freezer: Don’t Freeze

Fridge: 6 to 9 Months

Ham - Canned Labeled 'Keep Refrigerated' - Opened

Freezer: 1 to 2 Months

Fridge: 3 to 5 Days

Whole Ham - Cooked

Freezer: 1 to 2 Months

Fridge: 7 Days

Half Ham - Cooked

Freezer: 1 to 2 Months

Fridge: 3 to 5 Days

Slices of Ham – Cooked

Freezer: 1 to 2 Months

Fridge: 3 to 4 Days

Learn how long how frozen meats are good for

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