Question: Why Does Ground Beef Turn Brown After Time?

February 22, 2010


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If left in your refrigerator, ground beef may turn brown as it loses moisture. Vacuum sealing the package will help hold in the freshness longer. It can usually last about four days in the fridge, but freezing it will keep it fresh for longer. Even if it has turned brown in the fridge, it is still fine to cook as long as there is no strong odor.