Ground beef in a sealed container
How Long Fresh Ground Beef Can Be Stored In The Fridge And Freezer
You should store ground beef in a refrigerator set at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower and use it within one to two days, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
If you can't use it in that timeframe, freeze it, as it can last for three to four months in the freezer set at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower without losing its quality.
When storing ground beef in the fridge, keep it in the original sealed container that it came in from the market. You can also use plastic wrap or an airtight container.
To properly freeze ground beef and retain freshness, store it in a freezer-safe airtight container, a sealed freezer bag, or wrapped tightly with aluminum foil or freezer paper.
To thaw frozen ground beef, the safest options are to place it in the fridge overnight, place it in cold water, or use the defrost setting on the microwave.