How Long Can You Keep Hamburger Meat in the Refrigerator?

Raw hamburger meat can be safely stored in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days, as stated by the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Meat should be stored at temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

Uncooked pork chops, steaks and roasts can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. After this time period, the meat should be cooked or stored in the freezer.

Cooked hamburger and other types of beef can be placed in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Meat should not be consumed after the recommended storage times, as it poses a risk of food borne illness.

Raw and cooked meat should not be left out at room temperature for more than a few hours as bacteria will begin to grow.