share. Did try a tiny bit ( after it had cooked a while) and it tasted ok to me and I am fairly sensitive. Cant understand that bad reviews around this product. I tried to fight it with garlic, extra lemon juice and while it was roasting in the oven I spread it with some fat from the duck confit I had made the other day. 10 comments. a simple freezer test: put a closed container in the freezer with aa little water in it, stand it upright. What kind of mince was it? I love meat dishes but the smell (no matter how fresh and soon I buy things) has become off-putting. There is no reason to add vinegar to meat (unless you bought already marinated meat, but 1) marinating mince is so unusual, the chances of finding premarinated mince are against zero, and 2) this would have been declared on the label. I buy this on a weekly basis and you can tell the quality over a standard pack of mince. Brown beef of any kind is at it's best, IMO. All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. The likely source for the smell is bacterial fermentation. It smells meaty/slightly like rotten meat but only very slightly and I can only smell it when my nose is really close to the meat and it's not a smell that would make me want to puke. Like how to "clean" and get rid of the smell of meat, specifically for beef (slices/mince) and pork and lamb. Just browned some steak mince and it smelled strongly of vinegar though not unpleasant in any other way. Good quality mince from hung steak will obviously have a stronger smell than cheaper supermarket mince. Don't want to waste it but don't want to poison my family either! hide. Beef will probably have a strong smell; however, if the smell starts becoming sour and pungent it is an indication that it is already spoiling. It needs to be used or frozen within 2 days (or sooner depending on how long it was sitting at the butchers) as it will develop mold very quickly. Cooks lovely and breaks up into small fine pieces just how I like it. If it just smells of 'meat' rather than 'off' then it will be fine. The smell indicates a safety problem. Great mince beef! Different rules for pork and chicken though! make sure the mince is double sealed. blood remains in cow's body and later smells badly! Hi Cassandra, no, it doesn’t really smell life beef. 4. The smell should be fairly mild and fresh, definitely shouldn’t smell gross. If there’s mold you’ll notice tiny black furry spots. My Dad was a butcher and unless our beef was running around the fridge, screaming EAT ME NOW, he wouldn't touch it! save. But my baby lamb turned out VERY smelly. The british beef mince smells bad, beacuse it contains a lot of blood, because UK farmers kill cows with electroshockk but witout knifing them! discard any off foods. 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