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Have been looking online and can't get a compete answer.

Say you have some leftover steak that has been chilled for two days, but not refridgerator cold, for example in a cooler with icy water. Probably hovered around 60 degrees or so.

Is it safe to eat, if you broil at 400 degrees or so for an hour? I am sure bacteria has grown and it would not be safe to eat otherwise, but can you in essence kill off all the bad stuff and potential for food poisoning using temperature and time, or is this a no no?
 

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Uh...if you broil a steak at 400 degrees for an hour, you'll have something resembling a hockey puck. :hihi:
 

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Yeah, I'm thinking 3 minutes on each side. A couple of days at 60F? I would have to trash it, I have a family to support.
 
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Uh...if you broil a steak at 400 degrees for an hour, you'll have something resembling a hockey puck. :hihi:
well its been going (oven) for half an hour and it looks and smells great. Its the getting real sick and/or dying part I am worried about. I know it will taste good.

I mean the meat was cold since Saturday, just not that cold.

How did they eat meat in the old days? Eat the day you caught it? I guess they salted it or something like that.
 

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I'm sure there are a lot of restaurant industry folks in here who know a lot more about it than I do.

As I understand it though, a short period at high heat is preferable to a longer period at low heat. You have to get the temperature high enough to kill off any bacteria. If you put it at low heat and for a long period, you're actually encouraging the bacteria to multiply further.
 

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Nothing wrong with a little e. coli for lunch.
 

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well its been going (oven) for half an hour and it looks and smells great. Its the getting real sick and/or dying part I am worried about. I know it will taste good.

I mean the meat was cold since Saturday, just not that cold.

How did they eat meat in the old days? Eat the day you caught it? I guess they salted it or something like that.
They cut it into small strips and dried it out (jerky), or ate it pretty fast I think. They also had average life expectancies at around 35 - 40 years. :hihi:

Like SWJJ said, if it was icy water (35 - 40F), I'd say you are fine.
 

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Was the steak already cooked before you put it in icy water for a few days? Or was it raw?
 
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Was the steak already cooked before you put it in icy water for a few days? Or was it raw?

Just took it out of the oven.

It was indeed cooked previously, ordered "take out" if you will in a styrofoam go box. That is the problem, the water was still icy this morning, but its not like the ambient temperature in the cooler was that cold. Meat was cold to the touch, but not that cold.

Oh well, not worth the risk and will chunk it. A waste.

Just wanted to see if there was such a concept as killing off the bad stuff, or is it more so once spoiled forever spoiled.
 

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How come you're always such a fussy young man?
Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran
Well, don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan
So eat it, just eat it (prrr)

Don't wanna argue, I don't wanna debate
Don't want to hear about what kind of food you hate ooh
You won't get no dessert 'till you clean off your plate
So eat it, don't you tell me your full


Just eat it, eat it , eat it
Get yourself an egg and beat it
Have some more chicken, have some more pie
It doesn't matter , it's boiled or fried
Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it, ooh

Your table manners are a cryin' shame
You're playin' with your food like it's some kind of game
Now, if you starve to death, you'll just have yourself to blame
So eat it, just eat it (prr)(burp)

You better listen, better do what you're told ooh
You haven't even touched your tuna casserole ooh
You better chow down or it's gonna get cold
So eat it

I don't care if you're full
Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
Open up your mouth and feed it
Have some more yogurt, have some more spam
It doesn't matter if it's fresh or canned
Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
Don't you make me repeat it
Have a banana, have a whole bunch
It doesn't matter what you have for lunch
Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
Eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it

Eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
If it's gettin' cold, reheat it
Have a big dinner, have a light snack
If you don't like it you can't send it back
Just eat it, eat it, (woohoo) eat it, eat it
Get yourself an egg and beat it (oh lord)
Have some more chicken,(woohoo) have some more pie (woohoo)
It doesn't matter , it's boiled or fried
Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
Don't you make me repeat it (oh no)
Have a banana,(woohoo) have a whole bunch
It doesn't matter what you had for lunch
Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
 

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you threw it away? man, it was fine. ive eaten medium rare steak that sat out all night after poker games. never been sick. 2 day old whopper, with mayo, sitting on the counter. not a problem. ah the bachelor years.

stuff dont go bad as fast as people think in normal conditions. your stomach is tough.
 

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