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Perhaps you were planning to cook your chuck eye roast for dinner, but a loved one surprised you with a special night on the town. You can certainly enjoy your chuck eye roast at a later date if you choose to freeze it. When you're freezing meats, the most important thing to remember is that you want to avoid exposing them to air, as bacteria can creep in.
Wrap your chuck eye roast tightly in plastic wrap or freezer paper, making sure to adhere the wrapping closely to the meat. As an additional layer of defense against freezer burn, wrap the roast in a layer of aluminum foil or place it in a zippered plastic freezer storage bag. Meats can stay frozen for up to three months before you use them. After roughly three months, there's a higher chance of the meat getting freezer burn, impacting the taste once cooked.
When you're ready to pull your frozen chuck eye roast from the freezer, follow a few easy steps to prepare it for cooking. The safest way to defrost meat is to place it in the refrigerator. If you have a thick cut of meat, this could take a few days, so be sure to plan ahead. If you have smaller cuts of meat and are pressed for time, you can place them in an airtight zippered plastic bag and thaw them in a bowl of lukewarm water under running water until they soften up.
There are some common mistakes people make when thawing frozen meat that should be avoided. Never leave frozen meat out on the kitchen counter to thaw. The outside of the meat thaws before the inside, meaning that it can start to harbor harmful bacteria, which is a true food safety risk.
Culinary and food safety experts do not recommend cooking a frozen chuck eye roast by placing it directly in a hot pan or oven. While not a safety risk, your meat will cook very unevenly, with an overcooked exterior and raw interior. No matter which way you choose to defrost your chuck eye roast, be mindful of any suspicious odor or color that may indicate that the meat has passed its prime and should be disposed.