CHINESE FOOD: BEEF CHOP SUEY — HOMEMADE OR TAKE-OUT
How long does leftover beef chop suey (Chinese food) last in the fridge or freezer? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — refrigerate beef chop suey within two hours of cooking or purchasing.
To maximize the shelf life of leftover beef chop suey for safety and quality, refrigerate the beef chop suey in airtight containers.
Properly stored, leftover beef chop suey will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
To further extend the shelf life of leftover beef chop suey, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
How long does leftover beef chop suey last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 3 to 4 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — leftover beef chop suey that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How long does leftover beef chop suey last after being frozen and thawed? Leftover beef chop suey that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; beef chop suey that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
How long does leftover beef chop suey last at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; leftover beef chop suey should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
How to tell if leftover beef chop suey is bad? If leftover beef chop suey develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
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