Was the browned beef cooked through?

I maked baked ziti. I browned the ground beef. I don't recall cutting any pieces open to check for doneness, but it was all brown and I had cooked it for about 10 minutes. I then combined all ingredients in an 8x8 aluminum pan, covered with foil and baked 45 minutes in a pre heated 350 degree oven. If any ground beef was still pink, would the baking have cooked it completely and safe?

  • Posted by: Bri
  • March 24, 2017


Bri March 25, 2017
Thank you
PHIL March 25, 2017
No need to cook it through. Ground beef is fairly bland, the browning is to give the beef some flavor and texture. You don't want to dry the beef out, the oven will finish cooking it. I am sure it turned out well
SMSF March 24, 2017
Based on the cooking/baking time and temperature you described, I'm sure its just fine. Enjoy!
HalfPint March 24, 2017
Yes, it should be completely safe to eat.
Bri March 24, 2017
Sorry, I MADE baked ziti. I browned the ground beef on med high temp, gas stove.
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