Can you cook beef and chicken together?

Can you put beef and chicken in a casserole dish and cook them from raw, together? Or, is their a risk of salmonella?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I make a chicken(parts) , beef (parts cut into cubes) & pork (chops or loins) & I put it in the oven.

    I brown all of the meats first seasoned well with S&P... & put them in a big baking dish

    Then I put a bit of red wine in the pot to gather up all of the bits from the pan.

    Now, the meats are in the baking pan.

    I add one 28 oz of plum tomatoes & I crush them gently

    1 large onion chopped up

    5 cloves of garlic chopped up

    1 bay leaf - if small, I then use 2 of them

    1 box of chicken broth

    fresh parsley

    a pinch of oregano, thyme & rosemary

    a cup of water

    a bunch or carrots chopped up

    a few celery stalks chopped up.

    Make sure everything is under liquid, so you might need to add more chick broth or water or perhaps some white or red wine.

    I mix well and place in a 350 oven for 2 hours covered.

    then remove cover and continue cooking in the oven for 1 hour until liquid is reduced not NOT evaporated.

    I serve that with pasta or couscous or rice or sometimes even mashed potatoes & I use the tomato liquid from the stew as my sauce.

    Also, I serve it with bread to soak up that wonderful sauce.

  • Martha
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Sorry, but neither of those is a good option.You are quite correct in assuming that salmonella can be spread through a marinade, but cooking the beef medium rare won't be enough to do the trick. It has to be cooked well done. And marinating the beef first and then the chicken isn't a great idea from a purely culinary point of view, because the delicate taste of the chicken will be spoiled by the addition of beef flavoring. If you can't, or don't want, to have a separate marinade for each of the, then pick one or the other and just serve that.

  • 1 decade ago

    Salmonella??? If you cook something to 180 F, there's no chance of anything having survived. You're thinking of preparing the food. If you cut the chicken then something you don't cook, there's a high chance of cross-contamination. This happens to salads, not beef.

  • Jason
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    You need to cook the chicken completely, while beef you can eat at varied temps. I think the beef would get way tough and dry before the chicken could be completely cooked.

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  • Kate
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It is perfectly fine to cook them together. However, both cook at different speeds, due to density and thickness. I would recommend that you cook each separately by pan-searing beforehand, then tossing them with whatever pasta, rice or vegetables you were going to put in your casserole. This will cut the baking time significantly, and the meat will be cooked perfectly.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is no risk of salmonella as long as they are both cooked, and it makes no difference whether you cook them together or not.

    Source(s): Common Sense.
  • 1 decade ago

    Only if one of them was infected to begin with. No the meat themselves do not create salmonella. I don't know how it would taste but there is nothing stopping you from mixing them.

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