Left a cooked rib-eye roast out on the counter overnight!

I cooked a three-pound rib-eye roast last night and left it on the counter to cool. Our dinner plans changed and I completely forgot about the roast until 7 am when I sat bolt up in bed screaming to myself, "You didn't!" But I did. It sat out for 12 hours. Is it okay to eat? Or is it going in the trash? Help!

  • Posted by: Susige
  • July 11, 2012
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  • 5 Comments

5 Comments

boulangere July 11, 2012
The good news is that you'll probably never do it again.
 
lakshmi July 11, 2012
I would trash it too.. 12 hrs is a long time for meat to be out.
 
Greenstuff July 11, 2012
The USDA agrees that you should toss it http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Factsheets/How_Temperatures_Affect_Food/index.asp
 
SMSF July 11, 2012
I would not eat it. Too bad about wasting food but it's better than foodbourne illness any day.
 
Lennon'sMom July 11, 2012
i would trash it. Hard to do, but not worth the risk
 
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