I have an expired roast... How sick would I get from eating it?!
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Don't get you panties in a wad, It is perfectly safe. When you took it out of the freezer, it will take at least two days to thaw in the fridge to start with. Chances are microscopic that there is any bacteria at all, and if there is it is only on the outside of the meat. When you cook it, all you need is 30 seconds at 140 degrees and the bacteria is dead. I've been cooking for my whole life, professionally for the last 20 years, and am food handling certified.
If your fridge is below 40 degrees F, It's fine.
The time that is spent in deep-freeze is "deducted" from the expiration date. Bacteria can't replicate (and in some cases will die), so you have a sort of 'suspended animation'.
Properly refrigerated, you are well within safe limits!
You might want to dump it, because the bacteria has had a lot of time to grow and reproduce, so it seems a little risk-ay.
If it smells sour, pitch it. Even if the color has changed from red to brown, as long as it smells OK, cook it completely and enjoy it. If you have ANY doubt, throw it away.
Chances are you would get sick, but if it had been left in the freezer until the day you could cook it, it would be safe.
when in doubt throw it out. better to be safe than sorry.
trust your nose. if it smells funky, chuck it