5 Steps To Freezing Steak To Keep For Longer And Maintain Its Quality

If you want to keep steak for longer and still remain fresh and delicious when you are finally ready to cook them, freezing them is the best thing to do. However, there are intricate steps to the method that must be followed to achieve the best results and that's what we explore in this short brief.

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The freezer is great for many things especially when it comes to food preservation. It can help you keep your steak fairly healthy when you're not ready to use it, however there are some rules you must follow if you want them to come out frost free when time to use them comes.


Use the right materials for the freezing 


It is easy to mess up the freezing of a steak if you're not using the right materials. It is important that you keep steaks protected from the harsh air in the freezer if you want it to remain fresh.  To that end, it is best to make sure you're using the right materials.

You can prevent freezer burn and protect the freshness by using two layers of protection. This could  be any combination of plastic wrap, foil, zip-top bags, silicone bags, freezer paper, or vacuum seal bags.

The easiest and most common first layer for freezing steak is a vacuum seal. You can purchase the vacuum seal machine. You only need to use one layer of material because the hot seal is already airtight.

An alternative to it is the simple combination of plastic wrap and aluminum foil. The first barrier will keep frost off the meat but a second barrier will be required to protect the meat from the harsh freezer air.

How To Freeze Steak


What you'll need:

  • Steak
  • Plastic wrap or foil
  • Zip top bag

What to do:

  • Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Put the steak on the center of the sheet and wrap it firmly, ensuring the entire surface is covered.
  • Slide the wrapped steak into a zip top bag and squeeze out as much air as you can before sealing it.
  • Put the sealed steak in the freezer on a flat surface.
  • Ensure it is eaten within 3 months for best quality.

Now, you'll always have some fresh steak on hand for when you need them!

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