[CH] Chile Shelf Life?

Steve Taylor (stevet@terabyte.co.nz)
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 18:46:44 +1200

Hi All,

Okay, I probably know the answer to this question but I don't want to admit it to myself.  I just found a bowl of chile (beef, pork and chicken) that has been in the fridge for about three weeks.  Now I know I shouldn't eat this, but is there any way I can safely eat chile this old.  I read somewhere that enough spices will actually cure the meat and preserve it. 

It smells alright (good even :)  Can I cook it, freeze it or irradiate it it to kill any nasties that may have grown within?  I just can't bring myself to throw away what might otherwise be good chile.

Cheers    -Steve

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