How to defrost beef the right way?
Did you know the best way to defrost beef is in the Microwave or Refrigerator? Never leave meat to thaw at room temperature.
- Allow about 24 hours to defrost a 1 to 1-1/2-inch thick package of ground beef or beef pieces; 12 hours to defrost 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick patties.
- Allow 12 to 24 hours to defrost steaks, depending on thickness.
- Allow 4 to 7 hours per pound to defrost large roasts or thick compact pot roasts.
- Allow 3 to 5 hours per pound to defrost small roasts or thin pot roasts.